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83518 1/350 PLA Navy Type 039 Song Class

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Scale: 1/350

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Product Code: 83518

83518 1/350 PLA Navy Type 039 Song Class
Type 039 submarine is a class of diesel-electric submarines of the People's Liberation Army Navy . The class is the first diesel-electric submarine to be fully developed within China and also the first Chinese diesel-electric submarine to use the modern teardrop hull shape. It was designed for attacking both other submarines and surface ships with torpedoes.
The first-of-class of the Type 039 submarine No320 was launched on 25 May 1994 at Wuchang Shipyard, and started sea trials in August 1995. However, the submarine was not fully operational until 1999 due to serious design flaws, including unsatisfactory underwater performance and noise levels. After some major redesign work, a modified Type 039G variant No321 entered the service in April 2001, followed by the second No322 in December 2001 and the third No323 in November 2003.
The Type 039 NATO reporting name: Song class submarine is designed by Wuhan Ship Development and Design Institute 701 Institute for the PLA Navy. PLAN Construction of the submarine was carried out by Wuhan Shipbuilding Industry Company also known as Wuchang Shipyard or 438 Factory in Wuhan, Hubei Province and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Corporation in Shanghai.
At least 16 hulls have been delivered to the PLA Navy since 1994. In 2004, Wuchang Shipyard began to construct a further improved variant known as Type 039G1. At the same time, Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard also began to build the Type 039G1 submarine, indicating that the submarine design has been finalized and serial production begun. Since then, a total of 12 boats No324-No326, No313-No318, No327-No329 have been built.

Item No: 83518
Item Name: PLA Navy Type 039 Song Class
Bar Code: 6939319235183
Scale: 1:350
Item Type: Plastic Model Warship Kit
Model Dimension Length: 280mm Beam: 30.7mm
Photo Etched Parts: 1piece
Released Date: 2020-06
More Features:
- Photo Etched parts included
- Contains display stand

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