Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Astute

Product code: TRU04598
£13.99 £11.66 (ex. VAT)
Kit features;
  • Length: 271mm, beam: 31.3mm
  • Pre-painted plastic parts
  • Decals or stickers option included
  • Stand included
  • Paint call outs for Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
  • 2016 new tooled kit
The Astute class is the latest class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines in service with the Royal Navy. The first of this class, HMS Astute was launched in 2007.

This new class of submarine sets new standards for the Royal Navy in terms of weapon load, communication facilities & stealth. The Astute class is designed to replace the Trafalgar class fleet submarines.

HMS Astute is armed with Spearfish heavy torpedoes & Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles. To detect enemy ships the Astute class is equipped with the sophisticated Sonar 2076, which is an integrated passive/active search & attack sonar suite with bow, intercept, flank & towed arrays. This is claimed to be the worlds best sonar. 

As with all Royal Navy submarines the bridge fin of HMS Astute is specially reinforced to allow surfacing through ice caps. The submarine is equipped with acoustic tiles that mask the vessels sonar signature that gives the Astute class improved acoustic qualities over previous Royal Navy submarines.

The nuclear reactor on board has a lifespan of 25 years meaning that refuelling is not an issue.

This kit is supplied in pre-painted plastic & is ideal for less experienced or younger modellers as the supplied stickers can be used to easily complete the model. The model can of course be painted & completed as normal using the painting guide & decals provided.

GTIN 958020804986
Brand Trumpeter
Product Code TRU04598
Weight 0.155kg