1/700 Scale plastic model - USS Gato SS-212 US Navy Submarine - Length: 5.25"
These models come already assembled and painted out of the box. There is nothing to do or needed other than take them out of the packaging and display them.
These models are plastic. The overall coloring and the details are very interesting, there are many grill marks accurately painted along with embossed hatches and panels.
The model rests on a display stand. The model is not permanently attached to the display stand.
This is certainly not a toy. It will not last long if played with. The box is labeled as not recommended for children under 14.
The box measures 7.5" x 3.25" x 3.25"
USS Gato (SS-212) was the lead ship of her class of submarine in the United States Navy. She was the first Navy ship named for the gato, a species of small catshark.
Her keel was laid down 5 October 1940, by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut. She was launched 21 August 1941 sponsored by Mrs. Louise Ingersoll, wife of Admiral Royal E. Ingersoll, and commissioned 31 December 1941 with Lieutenant Commander William Girard Myers (Class of 1926) in command.