News Revell mar-apr 2012: Ships


Jeanne d’Arc R97 Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5896

Skill level: 2
Scale: 1:200
Length: 152 mm
Parts: 42

Nearly half a century of loyal service.

The third French naval vessel to be named after Joan of Arc, the Jeanne d’Arc (R97) was commissioned in 1964. In times of peace, she was used to train French sailors. Most famously, however, she saved French hostages from Somali pirates in the 2008 Le Ponant rescue effort. She was decommissioned in September of 2010, after serving the French Navy for 46 years. This easy-to-assemble kit features a ship’s superstructure with radar installations, a flight deck, four helicopters, a display stand and authentic decals.

1/35 U.D.T. Boat with Frogmen Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-0313

Skill Level: 2
Scale: 1/35
Length: 11″
Width: 5-1/4″
Height: 3-1/8″
Parts: 63

Fight with the “Frogmen.”

Underwater Demolition Teams were established by the U.S. Navy in 1942 to seek and destroy obstacles left behind by enemy troops. U.D.T. troops were specially trained combat swimmers who could perform tasks like breaching cables and planting limpet mines on enemy boats. Many methods used to train these “Frogmen” are now used to train today’s U.S Navy SEALs! Kit features a full-hull Underwater Demolition Team boat with a side raft pick-up unit and display stand, five “Frogmen” figures with air tanks, two sailor crew figures and decals with authentic U.S. Navy graphics.



U.S.S. Indianapolis (CA-35) Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5111

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:700
Length: 262 mm
Parts: 139

The Pacific-bound, Portland-class cruiser.

Launched on November 7, 1931, the U.S.S. Indianapolis (CA-35) was the second ship to be named after Indiana’s state capital. She was ordered to serve in the South Pacific soon after the outbreak of World War II. The Indianapolis transported the uranium used to build the “Little Boy” atomic bomb, which was dropped on Hiroshima. On July 30, 1945, she was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-58, sinking within twelve minutes. By the time rescue ships arrived, there were just over 300 survivors (out of 1,196 crewmen).



La Reale Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5897

Skill level: 2
Scale: 1:450
Length: 148 mm
Height: 100 mm
Parts: 22

France’s flagship 17th-century galley.

The flagship of France’s galley fleet during the 17th century, the La Réale entered service in 1694. Ornately painted and decorated with magnificent gilded carvings, she was the pride of the French Navy. The La Réale was also much larger than other galleys of the time. It took over 300 people to row her 53 large oars! Of course, this considerable manpower allowed the La Réale to reach speeds up to six knots. This easy-to-build kit features textured sails, built-in armaments, 53 oars and authentic flags.