Gato class US Submarine 1943Kit
History Gato-class submarine
was the state of the art in American design at the start of World War II. Using
the previous Tambor-class submarine as a basis, Gatos incorporated improvements
to increase their overall patrol and combat abilities. Modifications to the diesel
engines and batteries increased patrol duration over Tambors, and internal alterations
provided more amenities for the crew. The class is named after its lead ship,
USS Gato (SS-212).The Bluefish (SS-222) was launched February 21st 1943
by Electric Boat Co. of Groton, Conn. Between September 1943 and July 1945 she
completed nine war patrols. Her operating area extended from the Dutch East Indies
to the treturous waters off Honshu Japan. The Bluefish sank 12 Japanese ships
totaling 50,839 tons, including the destroyer Sanae on November 18th 1943. On
the fateful day of July 15th 1945 she sank the Japanese submarine I-351, and a
Japanese submarine chaser. In addition Bluefish assisted Puffer (SS-268) in sinking
a 5135-ton tanker. Instructions: Check the items you wish
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#182-781-3 This kit features a 2 piece vacuum formed hull,
deck, motor mounts, sail and expanded pvc die cuts and laser cut balsa and birch
plywood parts. Step by step instructions. Also included is the running hardware
and two motors operating twins shafts. Designed for radio control or as an impressive
Dimensions: Length: 33" Beam: 4" weighs: 5 lbs Price: US$225.00
on special US$189.95
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