US Los Angeles-Class Submarine Kit in 1:72 Scale
A new kit of the attack boat done in 1:72 scale. This is a mixed-media kit that comes with a central cylinder of PVC plastic that the custom-printed parts bolt to.
Also included in the kit is your stainless steel mounting hardware, brass photoetched detail parts and a full set of plans. Detailed instructions are also included.
THe 3D printed parts will exhibit the striations typical of this manner of manufacturing. Final cleanup, sanding and priming is recommended prior to final painting.
This model kit is an excellent candidate for our 3.5" diameter single-shaft SubDriver unit.
Construction Material (3D Printing): PLA plastic
Length: 1528 mm (60.1")
Width of hull: 140 mm (5.5")
Dimensions of the tube: Ø140 mm X 2.8 mm X 885 mm (5.5" x 0.1" thickness x 34.8")
Number of parts: 20 pcs
These kits are sourced out of Europe. Please allow 4 weeks delivery time from receipt of your order.
Specifications of Full-Sized Submarine
The Los Angeles-class are nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) in service with the United States Navy. The submarines are also known as the 688 class, after the hull number of lead vessel USS Los Angeles (SSN-688). They represent two generations and close to half a century of the Navy's attack submarine fleet. As of 2018, 35 of the class are still in commission and 27 are retired from service. Of the 27 retired boats, 12 of them were laid up half way (approximately 20 years or less) through their projected lifespans, and another five also laid up early (20–25 years), due to their midlife reactor refueling being cancelled, and one was lost due to a fire. Seven have been scrapped and two are being converted to moored training ships. A further four boats were proposed by the Navy, but later cancelled. The class has more active nuclear submarines than any other class in the world. Submarines of this class are named after American towns and cities, such Albany, New York, Los Angeles, California or Tucson, Arizona, with the exception of USS Hyman G. Rickover, named for a US Navy Admiral. This was a change from a long-standing tradition in the Navy of naming attack submarines for creatures of the ocean, such as USS Seawolf or USS Shark.
Type: Nuclear attack submarine Displacement:
Surfaced: 6,082 tonnes (5,986 long tons)Submerged: 6,927 tonnes (6,818 long tons)
Length: 362 ft (110 m) Beam: 33 ft (10 m) Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m) Propulsion: 1 GE PWR S6G nuclear reactor, 2 turbines 35,000 hp (26,000 kW), 1 auxiliary motor 325 hp (242 kW), 1 shaft Speed:
- Surfaced: 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)
- Submerged: 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h) (official), 33+ knots (reported)
Range: Refueling required after 30 years Endurance: 90 days Test depth: 950 ft (290 m) Complement: 129 Sensors and
BQQ-5 Suite which includes Active and Passive systems sonar, BQS-15 detecting and ranging sonar, WLR-8V(2) ESM receiver, WLR-9 acoustic receiver for detection of active search sonar and acoustic homing torpedoes, BRD-7 radio direction finder, BPS-15 radar Electronic warfare
WLR-10 countermeasures set Armament: 4× 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes, 37× Mk 48 torpedo, Tomahawk land attack missile, Harpoon anti–ship missile, Mk 67 mobile, or Mk 60 Captor mines (FLTII and 688i FLTIII have a 12-tube VLS)