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Kit manufacturer of the kit: Dragon
Vehicle type: Military
Engine Type: Coal-steam
Country of origin: United States
Model scale: 1:700
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US air-defense cruiser San Diego is the third in a series of eight ships of Atlanta type.
- Displacement – 6590-8100
- Dimensions – 165,1-16,2-6,3
- Power generation system – 2-Shaft Westinghouse GTS
- Speed – 32,2 knots.
- Range – 8500 miles
- Crew – 820 people
- Armament – 8×2-127 mm
- 10x40mm (3×2 1×4)
- 15x20mm (15×1)
- 8x533mm (2×4) torpedo tubes.
For the first time the ship took part in the fighting during the Battle of Solomon islands. On October the 2nd the ship participated in a raid on Shortland Island, and in a couple of weeks, in the battle of the islands of Santa Krus. In December 1943 it participated in the landing on the Gilbert Islands and in the raid on Kwajalein. Then it went through repairs in the USA. During all the 1944 it was involved in supporting numerous operations of the fleet. San Diego became the first American ship which came in the Tokyo Bay in March 1949. March 18, 1949 it was designated CLAA-53. For participation in the fights during the war, the ship was given 16 fighting stars.
Plastic battleship model: features and materials
So, this plastic battleship model kit from Dragon to my bulging eyes gets “C” with the option, because in spite of traditionally good casting there were a lot design errors, it’s obvious that the company produces ships just for the range. When constructing I used the following stuff:
- Fstar – super detailing
- Oceanspirit – all the artillery
- Flyhawk – liferafts
- North Star – people
I painted the battleship model with Life colour, using chemistry by AK and MIG.
The model is without any frills, in general, and average one.