Hobby Boss USS BALAO SS-285 Boat Model Building Kit - B0018J0XFE

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Hobby Boss USS BALAO SS-285 Boat Model Building Kit - B0018J0XFE

  • Completed length approximately 5 3/8"

  • Color painting guide and decals for hull markings

  • 1/700 Scale Ship

  • Product description

    HBM87011 USS Balao SS285 1/700 Scale Plastic Model Kit Hobby Boss

    The Balao (SS-285) class was conceived as an improved Gato (SS-212) class submarine. Balao introduced several new concepts to the submarine force when she was commissioned in 1943. The most important of these being the thicker pressure hull, using 7/8" high tensile steel plates rather than the 5/8" plate used in the earlier Gato class. Improvements in hull construction increased the test depth of this class to 400-feet as opposed to 350-feet in the Gato class and fuel capacity was significantly increased which improved patrol radius. Submerged endurance was 48 hours at 2 knots. Cruising range was almost 10,000 sea miles on the surface at 10 knots with 116,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Patrol duration was 75 days.

    Length: 135.74mm (5.34 inches)
    Beam: 11.18mm (.44 inches)
    Total parts: 13Pcs
    3 sprues, upper hull, stand

    From the Manufacturer

    USS Balao SS-285. US Navy fleet submarine, lead boat in her class (improved Gato class). Kit has detailed full hull, optional surface or submerged bow planes and pre-finished plastic display stand.

    Hobby Boss USS BALAO SS-285 Boat Model Building Kit - B0018J0XFE


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