USS Blueback Model Submarine Starter Kit in 1:96 Scale

Based off of the beautiful kit that was orignially engineered by Small World Models, this kit of the USS Blueback is highly detailed and a great-performer!


Instructions for the construction of this boat are available for free here


While this kit does not include every nut, bolt and miniscule piece of plastic you'll need to complete your buildup, it does include 99% of what you'll need.


Model Dimensions: 
Length: 27.4 inches (69.6cm)

Beam: 3.6 inches (9 cm)


Package Contents:  In addition to the excellent Blueback model kit, you get: 

  • SubDriver - 2.5" diameter, single shaft
    Includes full assembled ballast sub-system, seals, ballast tank, power compartment and motor compartmentNEW custom MSD SubDriver - 2.5" diameter, single-shaft.Includes full assembled ballast sub-system, seals, ballast tank, power compartment and motor compartment. SNORT ballast setup with gas backup failsafe

    Magnetic linkage connectors
    Brushless ESC
    AD2 pitch controller
    BLM failsafe unit
    VEX radio system 6-channel on 75mhz
    6-channel receiver with crystal set
    Standard mini servos
    Self-adhesive ballast weights
    Flotation foam blocks
    3/16" Nylon dogbone with adapter

    1/16" brass rods for the creation of linkages

    1500mAh LiPo battery

    3A BEC

  • Full Scale Submarine Specifications

    General characteristics
    Class and type: Barbel-class diesel-electricsubmarine
    • 1,744 long tons (1,772 t) light[1]
    • 2,146 long tons (2,180 t) full
    • 2,637 long tons (2,679 t) submerged[1]
    • 402 long tons (408 t) dead
    Length: 219 ft 6 in (66.90 m) overall[1]
    Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m)[1]
    Draft: 25 ft (7.6 m) max[1]
    • 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[1]
    • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
    • 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) submerged[1]
    • 30 minutes at full speed
    • 102 hours at 3 knots (6 km/h; 3 mph)
    Test depth:
    • 712 ft (217 m) operating
    • 1,050 ft (320 m) collapse
    Complement: 8 officers, 69 men
    Armament: 6 × 21 inch (533 mm)[1] bow torpedo tubes, 18 torpedoes


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