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Vulcan Class Repair Ship, KIT #10
There were 4 ships built to this design, Vulcan, Ajax, Hector, & Jason.
The Vulcan Class of AR's were designed to provide maintenance & resupply and battle damage repair for the US Navy Battle Fleet in it's march across the Pacific in support of War Plan Orange.
They were large ships, equipped with machine shops, foundries, bakery, specialized repair centers for various electronic equipment, and additional berthing areas for ships crews. Additional medical & recreation areas were included. Jason was outfitted as a heavy hull repair ship and redesignated ARH 1, but had the same outward appearance as her three sisters.
The 1/700 scale Loose Cannon kit depicts these ships in their WWII configuration.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
The kit contains a waterline type hull casting, separate castings for the various deck levels, castings of the small parts such as boats, crane bases, guns, ect.
A large photo etch sheet is included with railings, crane booms, boat details, 20mm cannon, radars ect.
Clear step by step instructions and a painting guide with detail drawings for the MS 32 Design 4AX dazzle pattern are also included.
Original Dazzle Pattern drawing source: NARA 80-G-163666 and 80-G-163667.
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