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DIXIE Class Destroyer Tender, KIT #3
The Dixie Class of AD's were designed to provide maintenance & resupply for the US Navy Destroyer Squadrons in the 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 dditional berthing areas for destroyer crews. A large selection of spare parts and consumables such as arbors for the depth charge throwers was also carried.
The 1/700 scale Loose Cannon kit depicts these ships in their pre war and WWII configuration, alternate parts such as both open & enclosed 5" guns and hull number decals are provided so it is possible to model the various ships of this class.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
The kit contains a a waterline type hull casting, separate castings for the various deck levels, castings of the small parts such as boats, cranes, 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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