Lindberg 1/80 US Coast Guard Coastal Patrol Boat, 7313-300

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Lindberg 1/80 US Coast Guard Coastal Patrol Boat, 7313-300 plastic model kit

1/80 7313-300 Lindberg US Coast Guard Coastal Patrol Boat

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

1972 hardbox issue with dramatic John Steel artwork. From the same molds as the classic 1950s kit. Large scale, full hull kit is well detailed for that time. Features finely engraved hull with raised panel lines, detailed superstructure with ammo boxes, pump case, life rafts and rings, searchlights, horn, DF loop antenna, clear windows, ships wheel and even tiny engine speed control levers. Weapons include 20mm gun with magazine and shield, two angled Mk20 boxes, depth charges and racks and two hedge-hog launchers with four hedgehogs each. Deck fittings are complete with bitts, hatches, towline bitt and stops, staffs, vents, anchor, lifeboat, mast with radar antenna and platform light and stanchions that you can easily rig to create a railing. Includes a nice display stand. NOTE: this kit has minor but neat assembly. The hull halves and shaft alleys have been assembled. Quality of assembly is 'excellent+' with perfect alignment and even the deck dry fits beautifully. There is no other assembly. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals flags and instructions. Please NOTE that the instructions have bug damage but are usable for assembly. The decals have bug damage to the backing paper only; the actual transfers are fine. The flag sheet has no damage. The 95' U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 95304, a Coastal Patrol Boat was one of 36 boats built between 1953 and 1959. These cutters were stationed all along the U.S. coasts and performed Search and Rescue missions, and Port Security duty. Nine of the vessels were transferred to South Korea. The remaining vessels remained on active Coast Guard duty until 1986 to 1990. They were replaced with a succession of 82', 87' and 110' Patrol Boats.

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