USS Lionfish Submarine (SS-298) 1/180 Scale Plastic Model Kit by Revell. Kit # 5228 – New in original sealed (un-opened) box. Still wrapped in the factory plastic. Box has some fading. Box measures 21 1/2 by 7 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches.
New in box – $29.99
A classic example of a World War II fleet submarine, the Lionfish was launched November 7, 1943. The Balao-class boat wreaked havoc with Japanese shipping. Her first captain was Lieutenant Commander Edward D. Spruance, son of World War II admiral Raymond Spruance. The submarine proved to be the demise of virtually the entire Japanese merchant fleet during World War II in the Pacific. It was also effective in scouting the location and movement of enemy ships and transporting raiding parties and coastal lookouts to Japanese held locales. It had six forward torpedo tubes and four aft tubes. In 1971 the decommissioned submarine was stricken from the U.S. Navy Register. In 1973 Lionfish was placed on permanent display as a memorial at Battleship Cove in Fall River Massachusetts where she is one of the museum’s most popular exhibits to this day.
– Highly detailed hull, deck, bridge, and conning tower
– Twin propellers, fore and aft diving planes
– One 4 inch, 50 calibre deck gun
– Two 20 millimeter Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns
– One 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun
– Contains a memorial display stand and authentic waterslide markings
– Skill Level: 2
– Scale: 1/180
– Length: 21 inches
– Parts: 40
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