USS George Washington SSBN 598 Model Submarines

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Our George Washington Class Ballistic Nuclear Submarines are striking, highly detailed enhanced 1/350th scale models. Shown here is the USS George Washington SSBN 598.  Built by Master Ship Model Builders with more than40 years individual experience.

Launched in 1959, the USS George Washington Class submarines were lengthened Skipjack submarines.  They were cut in half and a 130' center section was added to accommodate the 16 Polaris missile tubes.  A "turtle back" was also added to allow for the additional depth needed for the missile tubes.

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The USS George Washington was far superior to anything the Soviets had at the time.  Each Polaris missile carried a one-megaton warhead that could be delivered against targets 1200 nautical miles away.

By comparison the Soviets only carried 3 missiles with only a few hundred miles in range and they were far less accurate.

She was also the first vessel to use the innovative Blue-and-Gold crew concept.  This allowed her to spend more time at sea as she always had one crew working aboard while the other was ashore.

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As is suiting of a ship with such national historical significance, our realistic our submarine models are not to be compared with the machine made import versions. We build each one by hand in the USA using only professional grade materials.

Enhanced with exterior detailing including air brushed highlights for water reflections and weathering. Every intricate detailed is highlighted with shades of paint. We use brass propellers, drive shafts, metal periscopes and brass or stainless pedestals.

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Each model is mounted on a natural wood base. Our standard base is made of Red Oak and finished in numerous coats of hand rubbed fine Danish oils.

A protective flame polished clear acrylic cover and custom engraved brass nameplate are included for a top quality professional finish.

Our standard base is made of Red Oak and finished in numerous coats of fine natural oils.

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Exotic Case Woods

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Many exotic woods are available for custom case goods.

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An ideal work of art for any Navy submarine or military models enthusiast.

1/350th Scale:

16" long x 5" deep x 6" tall

Additional Sizes and Configurations Available.


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Optional Upgrades & Construction Details

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Missile Launches, Torpedo Firings, Opening Hatches, Support Aircraft, Exotic Case Woods and more

Available in the following George Washington Class configurations as either SSBN or SSN Models

USS George Washington SSBN-598 SSN-598

USS Patrick Henry SSBN-599 SSN-599

USS Theodore Roosevelt SSBN-600 SSN-600

USS Robert E. Lee SSBN 601 SSN-601

USS Abraham Lincoln SSBN 602 SSN-602

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The Ship Model Masters of Raven Arts in Washington State are the nation's premier custom model ship building service located just West of Seattle, WA

Custom built ship models such as this USS George Washington SSBN 598 George Washington Class Ballistic Nuclear Submarine are built by professional Master Model Builders. Each one is a custom work of fine art built by hand in the USA.

Available in a multitude of sizes and configurations.


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