This is an AFV Club Models 1/350 Scale assembly and painting required plastic model kit of the World War II era United States Navy Gato class submarine. Model kit features: Kit has 2-piece hull split at the waterline, upper pressure hull, pivoting rudder, detailed diving planes, conning tower with multiple platform levels and open AA gun platform, fine deck fittings and tower railings, 21" torpedoes, 4" forward deck gun, 40mm and 20mm anti-aircraft guns plus display stand with nameplate. Also features photo-etch parts - propeller guards, main deck railings, antenna and bow plane actuators. Includes painting notes and decals representing hull and sail markings (4 each 0-9 allowing for any boat in the class), jacks and ensigns. Completed model is approximately 10.7" long. *ABOUT THE GATO CLASS SUBMARINE: The Gato-class was one of the most successful submarines deployed in World War II, and by war's end, 1,700,000 tons of Japanese shipping were sent to the bottom of the Pacific by Gato class submarines.