Old Plastic Model Kits
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Ideal Aeroplane & Supply US Sub Chaser (Subchaser / Submarine Chaser) 1916 WWI - 20 Inch Wooden Ship Model
VG Wood_Metal old
1930s issue kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Nicely done kit features a fully precarved solid balsawood hull, three sheets of nicely done printwood, numerous wood stock and metal stock as needed, full color flag sheet, sealed bag of metal fittings, sandpaper and very well drawn full size plans that include numerous detail and section views. The kit has not been started. Inside it is exactly as it left the factory down to the packing paper. Includes an excellent magazine article on these interesting ships. The US Navy WWI Submarine chaser was a 110 foot wooden vessel. The ships carried a crew of 25 and were armed with a 3 lb deck gun and a "Y" gun for discharging depth charges. The ships proved valuable in combating the German U-boats in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Some were updated and saw service in WWII.
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