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Postby witchblade » Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:13 am

Hi guys,

I saw a picture on the subcomitttee page of a submarine. I don't know what kind it is but I like it. I normally am just interested in world war 2 models, but I really liked this one.

So please help. Who knows what type this is and if there is a model of it, or where I can get plans of it.

The link:
http://www.subcommittee.com/Images6/TS_SR99_26.jpg

thanks in advance,

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Postby all ahead flank » Mon Jul 28, 2003 1:09 pm

I think that this is a Lafayette class FBM submarine


Hope I helped, :D
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Postby WL Upshaw/Scale Shipyard » Mon Jul 28, 2003 3:16 pm

This is Sub-Ed Tordal's USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN-640 class sub built on my hull kit, this is a very nice running sub and Ed painted the model to look like his sub in drydock, back when he served on it.
I happen to have 2 of these boats in stock at this time.

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Postby witchblade » Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:14 am

Thanks guys. My compliments to Ed, it really look good.

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Postby SubEd Tordahl » Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:26 am

Danny,

Thank you VERY much.

With apologies to Lee:
Though it IS built from a Scale Shipyard BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (640) Class, it is modified to represent a JAMES MADISON (627) Class FBM.

Specifically USS ULYSSES S. GRANT SSBN-631, the boat I served on.

Along with the numerous internal differences, external differences include location of the fairwater planes, articulated upper rudder, towed array tube is different as well as the reel housing for it on the stbd side.

Here are two photo's, Surface running and submerged.

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Postby SubEd Tordahl » Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:28 am

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Postby Seawolf » Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:31 am

To who made and own the boat, u have my standing ovation :) great boat.

what is her scale ?
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Postby SubEd Tordahl » Tue Aug 05, 2003 1:53 pm

Thank you.

1/96 Scale

More stats here.............

http://www.pcbdui.com/scli/631/ssbn631.html
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Postby Seawolf » Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:33 pm

1/96 ? wow - that's a BIG subs :)

(wondering when I can have an R/C boat :( )
anyway, does James Madison class serving time almost the same with LaFayette class boat ?
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Postby SubEd Tordahl » Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:58 am

Yes,

A JAMES MADISON Class (627-636) is a variant of the LAFAYETTE Class (616-626)

Identical in every way to the Lafayette's and originally to be part of that class, these boats were originally fitted with the slightly longer range Polaris A-3 over the A-2 installed in the first 9 boats.

Slight differences internally and in displacement.
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Postby Seawolf » Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:54 am

Wow :) thanks, now this is indeed very relieving :)
I happen got my self a static model of USS Andrew Jackson 1/200 from Revell, featuring interior look of the boat.

I'm not quite sure of the art box and color guide from the box. It seems too 'blue' ?

Maybe I can use the pcbdui (site) refered as guidance :), but some pic seems to have broken link ?
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Postby SubEd Tordahl » Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:14 am

Here are a few links on the "AJ".

You can use that for reference material.

http://www.subnet.com/fleet/ssbn619.htm

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/5060/aj619.html

http://www.navalbasehobbies.com/200ajackson.htm

http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08619.htm
(That's a "goodie".)

BTW, I tested all my links and they are fine
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Postby Seawolf » Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:11 pm

thanks for the link, all of it works :) really appreciate it.
and yes I can use it for the reference to build the static.
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