1:700 USS Permit Class Submarine - Style 3
The Permit-class submarine was a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) in service with the United States Navy from the 1960s until 1994. Originally known as the Thresher class, the class took the name of the second ship in the class, USS Permit (SSN 594), when USS Thresher (SSN 593) was lost during deep-diving tests on 10 April 1963. Thresher was the first nuclear submarine lost at sea, and remains today, the world\\\\'s worst submarine disaster. Her loss at sea in the North Atlantic approximately 220 miles east of Boston, Massachusetts, was a watershed event for the U.S. Navy, leading to the implementation of a rigorous submarine safety program, known as SUBSAFE.There were 14 submarines in the class. Nine of the ships had the same initial hull and sail design as Thresher. These include: USS Thresher (SSN 593), USS Permit (SSN 594), USS Plunger (SSN 595), USS Barb (SSN 596), USS Pollack (SSN 603), USS Haddo (SSN 604), USS Tinosa (SSN 606), USS Dace (SSN 607), and USS Guardfish (SSN 612). USS Jack (SSN 605) had her hull lengthened to accommodate an experimental direct-drive propulsion system using concentric counter-rotating propellers. Her sail was essentially the same as that of Thresher. USS Haddock (SSN 621) had the same basic hull design as Thresher, but was fitted with a larger sail. USS Flasher (SSN 613), USS Greenling (SSN 614) and USS Gato (SSN 615) had longer hulls, like Jack, and larger sails, like Haddock. This model kit is a 1:700 scale model of the longer hull and larger sail configuration. It may be used to model USS Flasher (SSN 613), USS Greenling (SSN 614) and USS Gato (SSN 615). A file for printing decals is provided, as are templates for use in cutting the screw out of card stock or metal and for masking the anti-skid lines.