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1/48 scale George Washington SSBN-656

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  • 1/48 scale George Washington SSBN-656

    Yep, you read that right. A 1/48 scale George Washington Carver, baby... all 100 or so inches of her!

    This was originally built by Andrei Burgess, a very accomplished scratch-builder. The hull is fiberglass, laid up in a highly professional manner and weighing in at what I'm guessing to be no more than 8 or 10lbs total. There is a rear access panel to get at the rear linkages and prop shaft, and the front of the boat undoes with a screw in the lower hull, slipping forward and off to gain access to the interior. The upper hull and deck remains in place, though if you really want, you could cut it at the waterline to gain access to the entire interior.

    All linkages are well-engineered and free-moving. Likewise, the prop shaft is very free-spinning and well-designed. The upper missile deck is not yet complete, but the framework and panels are included to finish it off. No running gear is included (it was originally engineered with a separate watertight box (old-school, baby!). So, you'll get a beautifully built boat with the hard parts done for you. Just add your guts and you've got one of the most unique RC subs in the world! Click image for larger version  Name:	GeorgeWashington (5).jpg Views:	1 Size:	77.7 KB ID:	132091
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    If you're after a unique boat that offers massive opportunity for customization or features, this is what you're after. The best part, I'm letting it go for NOTHING compared to it's worth. First $1000 obo takes it! The boat is currently located in Virginia Beach, VA, but will be in Naples, FL at around the end of this month. Shipping is available, but if you're near either location, pickup is highly recommended.
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    Last edited by SubHuman; 05-11-2019, 04:07 PM.

  • #2
    Truss available as an optional extra?
    DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON!


    • #3
      Originally posted by Subculture View Post
      Truss available as an optional extra?
      LOL. Smart-ass. One would think it's a heavy boat. But, as Bob pointed out, it's surprisingly light. (I honestly don't understand why we have to put up with you foreigners, and your godless metric system).

      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


      • #4
        Don't mean to question your boat identification, especially considering who I'm challenging here, but the lines don't appear to be a 598 class.

        I was thinking, 616 Lafayette or 627 James Madison at first. But I spy 656 GW Carver in the sail so methinks USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-656), 640 Ben Franklin Class. That appears to be an articulated rudder.

        The F/W are to low for my taste, as in the regal 627 Class, articulated rudder height may be short too ***cough***biased***cough***opinionated***cough-cough***effeminate ruler wielding purist***cough*** scale, a little mod......would look nice alongside 571, 591 & 722.

        Me needs to think....

        Why do you DO THIS TO ME BOB?!?!?!
        Last edited by QuarterMaster; 05-11-2019, 02:45 PM.
        v/r "Sub" Ed

        Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
        NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.


        • #5
          Good catch. Wow. I took a look by zooming into a part that had some writing on it. Sure enough SSBN 656, George Washington Carver.

          I stand corrected (gratefully!) Thanks for the save!