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Revell 1:144 Scale Fletcher-Class Destroyer WWII

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  • Detailed two-part hull
  • 5 detailed gun turrets with movable barrels
  • 2 lifeboats
  • Super detailed funnel structure
  • Search lights with transparent parts
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.7 Kg
Product Dimensions94.9 x 26.4 x 13.9 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model number05091
Number of Puzzle Pieces200
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
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Best Sellers Rank 240,065 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 Kg
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Date First Available27 Aug 2009

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The construction of new battleships and aircraft carriers capable of speeds over30 knots also required modern new destroyers capable of up to 38 knots. Consequently in January 1940 the General Ship Board responsible for these plans decided that a new destroyer should be designed with a 127 mm main armament in five gun turrets and 10 torpedo tubes. By the end of 1940 orders for 100 ships of the future Fletcher Class were placed with 11 different shipyards. When the USA came into the war in December 1941, the navy placed a further 75 orders.

TheDD-445 USS Fletcher type called after Admiral Frank F. Fletcher was launched on 3rd May 1942 from Federal Shipbuilding in Kearny, New Jersey. Unlike previous USdestroyers the hull of the ship was able to withstand much heavier loads, so that the destroyer driven by two high-pressure steam turbines with a capacity of60,000 shp reached a top speed of 37 knots. The maximum cruising speed under operational conditions was 32 to 33 knots. Modern radar equipment ensured that she was also fully operational by night and in poor visibility. Some parts of the superstructure were clad in 12 mm hardened steel armour increased to as muchas 19 mm armour plating in vital areas of the hull.

Thanks to a very conservative construction, a powerful power plant and extensive modern radar andsensor systems, the ships of the Fletcher Class proved to be the most successfulUS Navy destroyers in the 2nd World War. During the war 18 ships were lost due to enemy action mainly in the Pacific. Shortly after the war ended 145 Fletcher destroyers were retired from service. At the beginning of the Korean War the US Navy reactivated over 60 ships and at the end of the 1950s some were sold to allies.

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Revell 1:144 Scale Fletcher-Class Destroyer WWII

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Those who bought will know the product 28 May 2013
By Enzed
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v nice.... however be propared to spend 30 pounds on photo etch rail from Eduard. Most people can scratch build rail replacements, but the netting on the rail... well. The Eduard set will look good. Other stuff will be easier to scratch build
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great model 8 Jun 2011
By Robert Norville - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is an excellent project for the serious model builder. I wouldn't recommend it for the shakey handed or someone that wants instant gratification in plastic ship model building but it fits the bill if your looking for an historically accurate Fletcher class destroyer model.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 1 Mar 2013
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
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There are plenty of reviews and build logs elsewhere so no need to do that here. Looks like this will build into a great model without any PE or aftermarket but i will probably replace the hatches and radar with something from Eduard. No disappoints or surprises here. Outstanding kit, great packing and shipping, great price. Highly recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The model while being a ship similar to a ship ... 3 July 2014
By Joyce Lyons - Published on Amazon.com
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The model while being a ship similar to a ship that I was stationed on ( USS Compton DD-705) has to many small parts that do not fit properly. This ship should be done by an expert.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice big model with lots of detail, but... 3 Mar 2014
By MrAv8er - Published on Amazon.com
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The 1:144 scale Fletcher model by Revell has been around for decades. I fondly remember when you saw these in every hobby store. I bought 2 of them way back when I was a teen, making them both RC and cruising the high seas of the local ponds, heck, I even converted one into a WWII Gato class submarine.
So when my son turned 11, I thought it would be the perfect father/son project to introduce him to the modeling world and show him how to make things remotely controlled. The first thing I discovered was that these were no longer found in every hobby store. The second thing I found was that they are now made by "Revell Germany" whatever that exactly means. After opening the kit, I found that it was not the same kit I remember from when I was a kid. Where this model originally had a thick, robust one piece hull, the "new" version has a cheaper, thinner, two piece hull that just felt, well, cheap. Where the original was designed to actually run in the water with included hardware, this one is more suited to sitting on a shelf looking pretty. Now I have to worry about sealing up the long seam line in the hull that runs from stem to stern. At least it's still a good looking model.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Descent Kit 23 Jan 2013
By John Neff - Published on Amazon.com
I was disappointed in the amount of time between the "processing" of the order and the shipping of the order - 8 days
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