The Astute class submarine is the latest submarine in the British Navy, as of 2007. This huge submarine has an appearance similar to a whale, and is nuclear-powered, not requiring a single refueling over its 25 year lifetime. It is not unique in this regard, though. The Astute class submarine is built by BAE Systems at the city of Barrow-in-Furness, on the central west coast of Britain. The submarines will cost about $2.4 billion US Dollars (USD) each. The Astute class consists of attack submarines, in contrast to ballistic missile submarines such as the Vanguard class.
Item No 83509
Item Name HMS Astute
Bar Code 6939319235091
Item Type Static kit
Model Dimension Length:271 mm Width:31.3 mm
Total Plastic Parts 40pcs
Total Sprues 1 SPRUE , up hull , lower hull and a stand
Camouflage Scheme HMS Astute
Photo Etched Parts 1 piece
Released Date 2010-08
More Features The kit consists of 29 parts in light grey plastic,11 Photo etched parts
- Photo Etched parts for handrails and nameplate .