Russian Typhoon in 1:100 scale
The Typhoon class, Soviet designation Project 941 Akula (Russian: Акула, meaning "shark", NATO reporting name Typhoon) is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines designed and built by the Soviet Union for the Soviet Navy. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tonnes, the Typhoons are the largest submarines ever built, able to accommodate comfortable living facilities for the crew when submerged for months on end.
This is a started, but never completed model of Engel's Masterscale kit in 1:100 scale. New price for this kit from Engel is near $1,800 USD plus shipping from Europe!
• Scale 1/100
• Length 1720 mm (68")
• Width 228 mm (9")
• Displacement emerged 21 kg submerged 22,6 kg
For the most part, the hull is complete and ready for final installation of the drive and control components. Full instructions are included, along with full-sized blueprints. The previous owner modified the hull access for use with clear acrylic covers, and that work seems to be of high quality. I did notice a hairline crack in one corner of the watertight box where it meets the hull, but the application of some thin resin to coat the joint should rectify that issue easily. For some reason, the rear part of the aft stabilizer fins was never attached (likely because the rear planes were not yet installed), and the outer fin will need to be fabricated from plastic sheet.
Kit includes the optional periscope system, retracting bow plane mechanism, twin ESC's, TMAX dive system, twin piston tanks and much more.
Everything in the photos is included, including the spares contained in the plastic parts case.
NOTE: I did not undertake the work myself and I do not have intimate knowledge of the condition or history of this boat. Hey, what did you expect!? It's in the Bargain Bin! I'd love to complete this boat, but I have builds set up well into 2020 or else this would be on my shelf waiting for a buildup, for sure!
Due to the size and weight of this model, a shipping cost correction will be likely once boxed and quoted to it's final destination. Please be sure that you recognize that you will be responsible for actual shipping costs and a separate invoice will be rendered upon shipping.