1968 was a bad year. That was the year that the US lost the Scorpion and almost lost the Nautilus. It happened during war games with the USS Essex aircraft carrier. It was refueling and the 571 went in for attack. The Nautilus fired and came to periscope depth to get a picture. Sonar failed to report that the Essex was bearing down on them until it was too late. Could have been worse!
There are OLD pilots and there are BOLD pilots but there are very few OLD BOLD pilots. MAG
FYI-I will not be providing a damaged version of the sail with my very soon to be released kit. You will need to modify the provided sail accordingly!
Matt, Not to be concerned! I understand that someone is working on a matching scale R/C version of the USS Essex with which to ram your SSN571 model to provide an authentic, scale damaged version of the sail...