1/175 3660-998 ITC Halibut Diving Motorized Submarine - (SSGN 587 Cam-A-Matic Electric Powered Regulus Sub)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From 1960. This model is the zenith of the ITC Design and Engineering Team, and maybe of all operational plastic model kits. It is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch submarine sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes headings, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic and a major break-through for that time. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. The high price ($9.98) and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly and operation made for a short production run. The fact the ITC left the model business for good shortly after releasing the kit contributed to the scarcity as well. Inside, the kit is in excellent condition. It has never been started. Remarkably, all the parts that ITC factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The few that were never sealed were displayed on the blue cardboard and are 100% present. The blue display cardboard is all present and in 'excellent' condition with no stains and very light discoloration as the only flaw. The boxtop is only graded 'good'; it is complete and has brilliant color and gloss but has most of the typical problems. There is plenty of general wear, a very light stain, edge wear, creases and corner wear and storage scuffs. One outside corner has been very neatly taped. The long top and bottom edges had the usual closed splits; these and the other split corners were correctly and neatly repaired from the underside. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.
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