US Ohio Class in 96th scale
  • US Ohio Class in 96th scale

    This is a superb kit of one of the most recognizeable modern boats of the US Navy. The Ohio class of nuclear-powered submarines is the sole class of ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) currently in service with the United States Navy. Fourteen of the eighteen boats are SSBNs, which, along with U.S. Air Force strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles, constitute the nuclear-deterrent triad of the U.S. The remaining four have been converted from their initial roles as SSBNs to cruise missile submarines (SSGNs). The Ohio-class boats, each displacing 18,750 tons submerged, are the third largest submarines in the world.


    The kit is composed of hand-laid epoxy GRP with cast resin appendages and cast white-metal propeller. 

    This kit works great with either our 3.5" variable ballast SubDriver, or the OTW 3.5" diameter single-shaft dive module. 

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    Model kit: 1/96 scale 
    Dimensions: Length 70", Height 8.75" (to top of sail), 11.75 (to top of masts) 
    Beam: 5.125" 
    Materials: GRP hull, urethane cast appendage, white metal cast prop

    • Full-sized boat specifications

      General characteristics
      Type: SSBN/SSGN (hull design SCB-304)[5]
      • 16,764 tonnes (16,499 long tons) surfaced[1][3]
      • 18,750 tonnes (18,450 long tons) submerged[1]
      Length: 560 ft (170 m)[1]
      Beam: 42 ft (13 m)[1]
      Draft: 35.5 ft (10.8 m) maximum[6]
      • 1× S8G PWR nuclear reactor[1]
      • 2× geared turbines; 60,000 shp (45 MW)[1] Fairbanks Morse auxiliary diesel[6]
      • 1× 325 hp (242 kW) auxiliary motor
      • 1 shaft with seven-bladed screw[6]
      • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced[1]
      • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) submerged (official)[1]
      • 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) submerged (reported)[1]
      Range: Limited only by food supplies
      Test depth: +800 ft (240 m)
      Complement: 15 officers, 140 enlisted[1][3]
      Sensors and 
      processing systems:
      • BQQ-6 passive bow-mounted array[1](which includes BQS-13 fire control array)[7]
      • BQR-19 navigation[1]
      • TB-16[1] or BQR-23 towed array[7]
      • BQR-25 conformal array[7]
      Armament: 4 × 21 inch (533 mm) Mark 48 torpedo tubes (Forward Compartment 4th level)


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