|The Sumner Class was an improvement on the Fletcher class. They were larger and were armed with six 5 inch 38 cal. dual purpose guns in three twin turrets. These ships were mass produced during the second world war and saw service in Korea and Viet Nam.|
|This is an older kit that is now out of production. In it's day it was pretty nice and a step up from other kits of that era. The hull is actually fairly well done and has a better shape than the old Pit-Road Skywave Gearing/Sumner kits. It has the correct sheer and flair and appears to match the prototype dimensions. The details are a bit heavy and lack a sharp appearance. The splinter shields are too thick and really should be replaced with thin brass or styrene. The superstructure parts are similar, but buildable.||click to
|Instructions are pretty straightforward as this is a simple
kit. They are adequate to build the ship out of the box.
While these kits are hard to find they still show up at swap meets and on E-Bay from time to time. I would recommend getting this kit simply for the hull and using the parts from a Pit-Road Sumner kit for the other parts. This kit is similar to the Sumner kit with the exception of the hull which is longer on this ship.