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Another Skipjack on its way

Indeed, this one is coming from the other side of the pond. Revell of Germany just released their 1/72 scale Skipjack submarine in March, 2013. Here is kit # 05119 US Navy SKIPJACK-CLASS Submarine. Interesting enough, this kit shares the same specifications as the recent release from Moebius Models.



Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 03/2013
No. of parts 60
Length 1067 mm
Skill Level 5

– 4-part hull
– Metal seawater intake and outlet vents (photo-etched parts)
– Movable 5-blade propeller
– Antennae, periscope and snorkel can be shown raised
– Detailed fin
– Hull with recessed panel lines
– Movable diving planes
– Representation of escape hatches and mushroom anchor
– Includes transparent parts
– Display stand
– R/C compatible (R/C unit not available from Revell)

Decals for all six submarines of the Skipjack Class:
– U.S.S. Skipjack (SSN-585),US-Navy, Groton 1968
– U.S.S. Scamp (SSN-588), US-Navy, Vallejo, 1961
– U.S.S. Scamp (SSN-588), US-Navy, Vallejo, 1966
– U.S.S. Scorpion (SSN-589), US-Navy, Groton, 1960
– U.S.S. Sculpin (SSN-590), US-Navy, Pascagoula, 1961
– U.S.S. Shark (SSN-591), US-Navy, Newport News, 1961
– U.S.S. Snook (SSN-592), US-Navy, Pascagoula, 1961

Jeannette Valle
Jeannette Valle

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  • George Collazo

    @Jason: Jeannette got the news thru her inbox and I personally saw the specs on the RoG site. I can’t say 100% it is Moebius but judging by the picture, I don’t doubt it is Moebius either.

    I’m just guessing here so bear with me: Since it is a RoG, perhaps it will be marketed on the other side of the pond only. It wouldn’t make much sense having the same kit under different labels at any USA hobby shop shelf. Just my opinion 😉