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This kit is typical of the Fletcher class destroyers built by various yards for the U.S. NAVY between 1940 and 1944. In two major versions, this model is one of the later and more numerous type with a heavy A/A weapons fit. She is one of the most powerful and successful types of destroyers ever constructed in the second world war. The Fletcher class was the U.S. Navy's most important fleet destroyer of W.W.11, and served with particular distinction in the Pacific Theatre where its long range and excellent weapons fit proved invaluable. The type was retained in service after the war, and some were released for export from the 1950's. They were sent to many navies, from South America to the Far East. These ships were so well constructed that some are still in service to this day and will only be withdrawn for lack of spares
Details of the kit:
Length: 1.16m (45.7")
Beam: 133mm (5.2")
This kit contains a one piece glass fibre hull, all decks and superstructure in 1mm printed plastic sheet, along with photographic exploded views of construction notes. To finish off the model to a very high standard and to add the noticable "clutter" of the ship over 200 fittings cast in light alloy and light weight plastic are provided. This gives a highly detailed model. All other fittings as per the kits in our range.