USS Blueback Model Submarine Kit in 1:96 Scale
Based off of the beautiful kit produced by Small World Models, this kit of the USS Blueback is highly detailed and a great-performer!
USS Blueback (SS-581) was a Barbel-class submarine formerly in the United States Navy. She was the second Navy submarine to bear the name.
Blueback was laid down by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi on 15 April 1957. She was launched on 16 May 1959 and commissioned on 15 October 1959, Lieutenant Commander Robert H. Gautier in command. She was the last non-nuclear submarine to join the United States Navy and was the final conventionally powered combat capable submarine to be decommissioned, leaving the United States Navy with a fully nuclear submarine fleet.
This kit is laid up in epoxy fiberglass and features resin appendages with white metal detail pieces. Rear cone section comes pre-assembled with all control surfaces and linkages in place, making this an excellent boat for the beginner!
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Length: 27.4 inches (69.6cm)
Beam: 3.6 inches (9 cm)
Full Scale Submarine Specifications
General characteristics Class and type: Barbel-class diesel-electricsubmarine Displacement:
- 1,744 long tons (1,772 t) light
- 2,146 long tons (2,180 t) full
- 2,637 long tons (2,679 t) submerged
- 402 long tons (408 t) dead
Length: 219 ft 6 in (66.90 m) overall Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m) Draft: 25 ft (7.6 m) max Propulsion:
- 3 × Fairbanks-Morse 38 8-1/8diesel engines, total 3,150 bhp (2,350 kW)
- 2 × General Electric electric motors, total 4,800 bhp (3,600 kW)
- one screw
- 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
- 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) submerged
- 30 minutes at full speed
- 102 hours at 3 knots (6 km/h; 3 mph)
- 712 ft (217 m) operating
- 1,050 ft (320 m) collapse
Complement: 8 officers, 69 men Armament: 6 × 21 inch (533 mm) bow torpedo tubes, 18 torpedoes