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87011 1/700 BALAO SS-285
87011 1/700 BALAO SS-285

Retail Price: $8.99
Scale: 1/700
Brand: Hobbyboss

Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: 87011

USS BALAO SS-285 - The Balao SS-285 class was conceived as an improved Gato SS-212 class submarine Balao introduced several new concepts to the submarine force when she was commissioned in 1943 The most important of these being the thicker pressure hull, using 7/8" high tensile steel plates rather than the 5/8" plate used in the earlier Gato class Improvements in hull construction increased the test depth of this class to 400-feet as opposed to 350-feet in the Gato class and fuel capacity was significantly increased which improved patrol radius Submerged endurance was 48 hours at 2 knots Cruising range was almost 10,000 sea miles on the surface at 10 knots with 116,000 gallons of diesel fuel Patrol duration was 75 days

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