Hobby Boss 1/350 Russian Navy Akula Class Attack Submarine

Product code: HBB83525
£15.89 £13.24 (ex. VAT)
Kit features;
  • Length: 314.5mm, beam: 80mm
  • Photo etch parts included
  • Decals included
  • Name plate included
  • Paint call outs for Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
  • 2013 new tooled kit
The Shchuka-B, 'Shchuka' meaning Pike, NATO reporting name 'Akula', is a nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) was first deployed by the Soviet Navy in 1986. The class is sometimes called the 'Bars' class, after one of its members.

There are three sub-classes or flights of Shchuka, consisting of the original seven 'Akula 1' submarines which were built between 1982 & 1986, five 'improved Akula' were built between 1986 & 1991, & four 'Akula II' submarines were built from 1991. This information is disputed however, as the distinction between the improved Akula & the Akula II class is debated by authoritative sources.

The Russians simply call all of the submarines Schuka-B, regardless of modifications, & it is rumoured that no two are alike.
 

GTIN 6939319235251
Brand Hobby Boss
Product Code HBB83525
Weight 0.18kg