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USS Burton Island Ice Breaker
USCGC Burton Island
1/285 scale 11" long AX100 - 28.95
during the fifties US Navy ice-breakers grew more important.
The installation of scientific stations at the North and South Pole
made permanent en-route maritime support at sea necessary
impossible without ice-breakers. Besides this the Burton Island also
served as a base for reconnaissance flights by helicopter,
for hydrografic and geological survey and for still more scientific programs.
High yield pumps transferring water in ballast tanks from one side of the ship
to the other kept the ship in continuous movement.
Between 1948 and 1956 the Burton Island participated in 19 missions in polar seas.
- Detailed deck structure
- Two ship screw
- Helicopter deck with helicopter
- Life boats and landing craft
- 2 cranes
- One piece of artillery on the foredeck
- Main mast with radar screen
- Display standard
- Decals and flag sheet