USS Archerfish (SS/AGSS-311) Balao Class Submarine 1/350 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas

$ 39.99

1/350 Scale USS Archerfish (SS/AGSS-311) Balao Class Submarine: Length: 10.7"

 

 
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 mostly made of metal with plastic parts added for details such as antennas, periscopes, rails, guns, etc. The overall coloring and the details are very interesting, there are many grill marks accurately painted along with embossed hatches and panels.

 

These models come with a cutaway section that reveal interior details like piping, machinery and torpedoes. The cutaway section is limited to only one side of the model.
The model comes attached to a display stand. The base of the stand measures 4.75 inches by 1.75 inches. The display stand has a metal strip that shows the name/type and year of the model.

 

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 12.5" x 4" x 2"

    USS Archerfish (SS/AGSS-311) was a Balao-class submarine. She was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the archerfishArcherfish is best known for sinking the Japanese aircraft carrierShinano in November 1944, the largest warship ever sunk by a submarine. For this achievement, she received a Presidential Unit Citation after World War II.

    Archerfish's keel was laid down on 22 January 1943 in the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine. She waslaunched on 28 May 1943, sponsored by Miss Malvina Thompson, the personal secretary to first ladyEleanor Roosevelt. The boat was commissioned on 4 September 1943, Lieutenant Commander George W. Kehl in command.