USS Greeneville, SSN-772

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Scale
1/350
MSRP
$12.99
Product / Stock #
83531
Company: Hobby Boss
Provided by: Squadron - Website: Visit Site
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History Brief

Our subject is a Los Angeles Class submarine, the USS Greeneville, SSN-772. It was named after the city of Greeneville, Tennessee, home of President Andrew Johnson, and is the only US Navy ship to have borne that name. She was ordered on 14 December 1988 with the contract going to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia. Her keel was laid 28 February 1992, she was launched 17 September 1994, and commissioned on 16 February 1996. The Greeneville had a few bumps and mishaps early in her career but is still serving proudly today.

Our model features an ASDS Advance SEAL Delivery System. It is basically a midget submarine that rides piggyback on larger submarines and is primarily used for covert and clandestine operations by the US Navy SEALs.

The Product

Kit consists of over 45 parts on 5 sprues including the hull, and 6 photo etched upgrade parts. It comes in a sturdy box with a one-page instruction sheet, a small decal sheet, and a full color marking & painting plate. Dimensions of completed model: length:313.4mm, beam 29.0mm. All the parts are of high quality and have excellent detailing.

The Build

The build is very straightforward with excellent fit and needed only minor prep work once the hull went together. It required only minor filling and sanding. The kit comes with your choice of photo etch or plastic screws. That said, I used the plastic screw just because it was so much nicer.

The Bottom Line

AWESOME! What a great kit. I loved it. It was truly a pleasure and I highly recommend it to anyone at any skill level.

My thanks to Squadron for supplying this kit for review, and IPMS-USA for allowing me to review it.

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