Although the Revell’s 1:72 Gato Class Submarine was a last year project, it happened during the transition of publishing platform (SMF to WordPress) and lots of model kit pictures and posts didn’t make it. Marking are from the USS Cobia which is still stationed in Wisconsin and used as a museum. As you can see from the pictures, there is one taken with a 6×6 Truck and a Testors SBD-4 Dauntless in 1/72 for scale reference.
USS Cobia (SS 245) was launched on November 28, 1943. In June 1944, she began the first of six war patrols in which she sank thirteen Japanese vessels for a total of 20,000 tons of enemy shipping. By July 1944, Cobia had established herself in the annals of World War II sub history by attacking an enemy convoy bound for Japanese-held Iwo Jima
Obviously this is a model kit that requires plenty of display real estate and with the proper knowledge and how to, it can also be converted into an R/C Submarine. The parts were crisply molded in my copy and fit was nothing to complaint about. I hope you enjoy these pictures of the 1/72 GATO Class from Revell as well as the short clip.
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