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/operation made for a short production run. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. This kit is unique in that it did not have the common 'Seen on TV Maverick' sticker on the box top. The box top is very good. Inside, the kit is absolutely mint. All plastic parts except the main hull 1/2s are still sealed in the factory bags and the bags are still factory stapled to the box. The hull 1/2s were never sealed. The motor bag has been opened, so I inventoried the contents and it is complete. The blue display cardboard is all present and good. Instructions are near mint with minor yellowing. It would be hard to find a better example of this rare kit. (The white plastic parts bag had a small slit in it which I sealed with tape. I did a 100% inventory through the bag and all parts are in mint condition and present.)
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