The Virginia Class new attack submarine is an advanced stealth multi-mission nuclear-powered submarine for deep ocean anti-submarine warfare and littoral (shallow water) operations. Although the Seawolf submarine was developed to provide an eventual replacement for the US Navy Los Angeles Class submarines in combating the Soviet forces the prohibitive unit cost and changing strategic requirements led to the US Navy defining a smaller new-generation attack submarine.
The US Navys total requirement is for 30 of the class. It placed a bulk-buy contract for the first five ships and in January 2004 placed a multi-year contract for the following five. Virginia was laid down in September 1999 launched in August 2003 and commissioned in October 2004. It is undergoing a three-year operational evaluation before operational deployment.
Item No 83513
Item Name USS Virginia SSN-774
Bar Code 6939319235138
Item Type Static kit
Model Dimension Length:328.4 mm Width: 50.7mm
Total Plastic Parts 37pcs
Total Sprues 1 sprue upper hull lower hull and stand
Chromeplate Parts n/a
Camouflage Scheme USS Virginia SSN-774
Released Date 2010-10
More Features The kit consists of 21 parts in grey plastic 16 Photo etched parts
- Photo Etched parts included handrail & nameplate.