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USS Andrew Jackson
Lafayette Class Nuclear Submarines
This is the Classic Revell kit of the
60's & 70's. Build the inside of a Nuclear Submarine.
This is a limited run so it won't be here forever. This kit contains over 200 parts plus
the hull has hinges so that you build it as a open or closed hull model.
Kit# S124 $Gone - 19" long.
The Lafayette-class of boats is very similiar to the later Benjamin Franklin-class of submarines, the main difference being that the Franklin-class has quieter machinery. All of these ships have diesel-electric standby machinery, snorts, and "out-board" auxiliary propellers for emergency use. These ships have been fazed out with the expanding fleet of Ohio-class.
Length- 425 ft. Beam- 33 ft. Draft- 31 ft 6 in
Displacement- 6,650 tons light surfaced, 7,250 tons standard surfaced, 8,250 tons dived
SLBMs- 16 tubes for Poseidon C-3 missiles
Torpedoes- 4 21-inch Mk 65 torpedo tubes for Mk 48 torpedoes
Reactors- 1 pressurized-water cooled S5W Westinghouse reactor
Machinery- 2 geared turbines, 1 shaft, 15,000 shp
Speed- 20 kts surfaced, 30 kts dived
Complement- 14 officers, 126 enlisted men
These are the other ships of the Class.