Reviewed by Vladimir Yakubov

The development of the previous Delta II class - Delta III was the first Soviet sub that was capable of firing MIRV warheads. A total of 14 were built between 1974 and 1982. 4 subs are still active in the Russian Navy.


The kit is very simple consisting of 5 resin parts, 2 PE parts and a stand. Besides the hull there is two tips of the propeller and diving planes are included. The real sub was 155m long, which in 1/700 scale comes out to 221mm, the kit's hull measures out at 218mm and when the propeller and its tip (~3mm) are added the length becomes almost spot on. The width of the real thing was 11.7m which in 1/700 scale is 16.7mm, while the kit measures out at 16.5mm, which is pretty close. The casting on the hull is good with various hatches and holes accurately modeled. There are no periscopes included in the kit, but those are better scratchbuilt anyway from brass rod, so it's not a big loss.


A photoetch fret with two coaxial screws is included.


Given the simplicity of the kit, the instructions are very good.


This is the only kit of this sub on the market in the 700 scale and it's a very good one. Highly recommend it. The kit is available from Freetime Hobbies for $36.95.