DD-445 USS Fletcher
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In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $13.50You pay: $8.81(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Tamiya Models and PaintsStock Number: TAM 31902Scale: 1/700View all products of type "Fletcher Class"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
About The DD445 Fletcher
One of the most famous and successful destroyer classes ever built was the U.S. Navy's Fletcher class that appeared during the World War period. A total of 175 sister ships proved to be the largest number for a destroyer class in the U.S. Navy inventory during the era. They were completed in two and a half years, showing a stunning example of wartime mass production. Development of the Fletcher class vessels began in mid October 1939, when the U.S. Navy General Board stated the initial characteristics requirements for their new destroyers. The Navy needed a larger and more versatile, multipurpose destroyers, to replace the then principle Benson/Livermore tyoe ships, which were the final development of the pre-war destroyer design restricted by the London Treaty.
1/700 Scale Waterline Series
An interesting modeling concept is at work in these Waterline Series ships. Each kit depicts warships of various nations as they appeared during WWII. What is of special significance, is that as their name Waterline implies, the models are of the portion above the waterline. Therefore they can be placed on a flat surface and appear as they would on the ocean, with the draught portion omitted. What''s more, 1/700 scale permits collecting great numbers of them and using relatively little space. With over 100 ships in this series, it is perhaps the largest collection of its kind in the world.