1/175 3660-998 ITC Halibut SSGN 587 Electric Powered Diving Motorized Submarine (Regulus Sub)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
This model is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch long model sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes direction, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic as was a major break-through in it's day (about 1960). The high price and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly and operation made for a short production run. The model worked, and worked well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. to make matters worse, ITC abandoned the plastic model business shortly after this kit came out. The box top is 'Very Good+' with nice color, four solid, original corners and no missing litho. There is general wear and light staining as shown. Inside, the kit is absolutely mint. All plastic parts that were factory sealed are still sealed in the factory bags and all of the bags are still factory stapled to the box. The hull 1/2s were never sealed and are in mint condition. The blue display cardboard is all present and 'excellent.' Instructions are 'excellent' with the typical light yellowing and the decals are mint and still sealed in their plastic bag. It would be hard to find a better example of this rare kit.
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