Revell 1/220 USS Growler SS215 Pacific Fleet Submarine, 5205

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Revell 1/220 USS Growler SS215  Pacific Fleet Submarine, 5205 plastic model kit

1/220 5205 Revell USS Growler SS215 Pacific Fleet Submarine

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

Still factory sealed. 1982 issue from the original 1970s molds. Large 21 inch long kit that is well detailed for that time. Features detailed conning tower and periscopes, swiveling anti-aircraft guns, detailed torpedo tubes, rudder and screws and a display stand.Well detailed kit is 21 inches long when assembled. USS Growler was captained by Commander Howard W. Gilmore. On February 7, 1943, Growler was patrolling on the surface in the Pacific when an enemy vessel was spotted close aboard. The enemy changed course to ram, but Gilmore torpedoed her, leaving her crippled in the water. However, the ship opened fire with .60 caliber machine gun fire from close range, mortally wounding Commander Gilmore. His dying words were 'Take her down'. He remained on the bridge while the sub crash-dove to safety. For this he received the Navy Cross, Gold Star, and was recommended for a posthumous Medal of Honor.

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