[About the actual ship]
-A small surface battleship based on the new concept promoted by the US Navy is an LCS (littoral combat ship) coastal area battleship.
-In the 21st century, the LCS, a coastal area battleship that has been fully developed by the US Navy, is a small-sized water battleship of a new era that is different from the conventional warship concept.
-Emphasis is placed on superior network and sensor capabilities, and it has been developed with a new generation of features, such as modularity for multiple missions and a hull structure with low detectability and high-speed performance.
-Gabriel Giffords entered service in 2017 as the 5th Independence-class ship.
-It has a unique style that pursues stealth with a major feature of having a trimaran type hull.
-The fifth ship, Gabriel Giffords, was the first ship equipped with the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), an anti-ship cruise missile developed by Kongsberg, Norway.
-It is still active with its naval base in San Diego, California as its home port.
[About the model]
-This is a plastic model assembly kit that reproduces Gabriel Giffords, an Independence-class fifth ship in service in 2017, on a 1/700 scale.
-The model has a total length of about 18cm and faithfully reproduces the characteristic hull form.
-Anti-ship missile system, first introduced by Gabriel Giffords, NSM firmly reproduces its twin bow mount quadpack launcher with a new mold. In addition, the radar installed at the upper part of the bridge and the Mk-46 / 30mm gun system are also modeled with a new mold.
-Unique hull shape pursuing high speed and stealth is made by integrally forming parts of the upper and lower parts of the hull using slide molds. The result is a smart kit technology.
-In addition, MH-60S helicopter and rotary wing unmanned aircraft MQ-8 Fire Scout are also included in the kit.
-It is a kit that can not be overlooked by its unique shape for current ship fans.
-Can be assembled by selecting either full hull type or offshore model type that reproduces only the top from the waterline.
-Of course, a dedicated display stand is also available for use when assembling the full hull type.
-Radar installed on the upper part of the bridge or Mk-46 / 30mm gun system modeled with new mold
-Plastic model assembly kit that reproduces Gabriel Giffords, independence-class fifth ship in service in 2017, on 1/700 scale
-The upper and lower parts of the hull are made into a single part using slide molds.
-Can be assembled by selecting either a full hull type or an offshore model type that reproduces the body from the waterline, and a dedicated display stand for use when assembling to the full hull type is also available
-Model is about 18cm long
( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )