| The USS Triton is probably best
known as the first submarine to circumnavigate the Earth underwater.
When commissioned in 1959 the Triton with her dual nuclear reactors was
the most expensive submarine ever built. Its first role was as a
radar picket submarine providing early warning of enemy attack. She
operated in this role for two years until the introduction of early warning
aircraft made her obsolete. Triton was converted to an attack submarine
in 1962 and served for two years as the flagship of the US Atlantic Fleet
submarines. She was decommissioned in 1969 and recycled at Puget
Sound naval shipyard in 2009.
This new kit by OKB Grigorov represents it Triton in her as-built radar picket role.
|The hull is cast as one piece minus the sail and separate dive planes. Casting and detail is quite nice. The feeder sprue runs along the bottom of the keel and will require a little bit of sanding to clean up. A shallow recess helps locate the sail and will help like the seam.||Click images
|The sail, dive planes, and periscopes are among the separate parts. All are nicely cast with only a hint of flash. A stand is also included to display your completed submarine.|
|Photo etch propeller blades are included, yhe blades are to be twisted to shape by the modeler and attached the the prop shaft.|
|Instructions are a single page with an exploded view showing where the parts go. Pretty basic, but self explanatory and all that's really needed for this simple kit.|
is a simple yet nicely detailed kit of this unique submarine. It
should make a nice and easy build.
This is kit #OKB8700100 1/700 OKB USS Triton SSRN-586, Radar Picket
configuration with a list of 33.64 EUR. Freetime
Hobbies has it listed for $26.91 now. Check out the complete line of
modern subs on the OKB