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1/350 PLA Navy Type 039 Song Class 83518

Product introduction:

    The Type 039 (NATO reporting name: Song class) is the diesel-electric submarine designed by Wuhan Ship Development and Design Institute (701 Institute) for the PLA Navy (PLAN). Construction of the submarine was carried out by Wuhan Shipbuilding Industry Company (also known as Wuchang Shipyard or 438 Factory) in Wuhan, Hubei Province and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Corporation in Shanghai. At least 16 hulls have been delivered to the PLA Navy since 1994.

    The first-of-class of the Type 039 submarine No.320 was launched on 25 May 1994 at Wuchang Shipyard, and started sea trials in August 1995. However, the submarine was not fully operational until 1999 due to serious design flaws, including unsatisfactory underwater performance and noise level. After some major redesign work, a modified Type 039G variant (No.321) entered the service in April 2001, followed by the second (No.322) in December 2001 and the third (No.323) in November 2003.

     In 2004, Wuchang Shipyard began to construct a further improved variant known as Type 039G1. At the same time, Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard also began to built the Type 039G1 submarine, indicating that the submarine design has been finalised and serial production begun. Since then, a total of 12 boats (No.324~No.326, No.313~No.318, No.327~No.329) have been built.

Item No     83518
Item Name     PLA Navy Type 039 Song Class
Bar Code     6939319235183
Scale     1:350
Item Type     Plastic Model Warship Kit
Model Dimension     Length: 280mm   Beam: 30.7mm
Total Plastic Parts     20
Total Sprues     1 sprue , upper hull , lower hull and stand
Chromeplate Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Metal Parts     n/a
Photo Etched Parts     1piece
Released Date     2020-06
More Features     The kit consists of   20 parts
– Photo Etched parts included
– contains display stand


2020-07 New product preview

NEW FROM trumpeter 1/350 United Force Dreadnought 05364

product description:

The United Force started in 1910 and entered service in December 1912. It is the world’s first fearless ship with a triple-barreled main gun. The turret and main gun are from the well-known Skoda Arsenal, which is equipped with a 305-mm triple main gun with a range of 20km. The secondary gun is also a 150 mm gun produced by Skoda, which is installed in the gun deck of the ship’s cabin on the side.

The United Power used a flat deck design that was rare at the time, with a thick hull, a main engine power of 27,000 horsepower, and a speed of about 20.4 knots.

During the First World War, due to the geographical limitations of the Adriatic Sea where the Austro-Hungarian empire was located, the United Force could only be stationed at the port. On November 1, 1918, the United Force was sunk by a bomb placed by an Italian frogman in the port.

Product ID     05364
product name     Joint Force Dreadnought
Barcode     9580208053646
Product ratio     1:350
product type     Plastic Model Warship Kit
Model size     Length: 434.2mm Beam: 79.7mm
Total parts     480+
Metal parts     anchor chain
Etched parts     3 pcs
Film     n/a
Resin parts     n/a
Total offset     12 sprues and deck
Announcement date     2020-05
More description -the     kit contains over 480 parts
-hull split into two parts
-Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-Contains display stand
-photo etched parts included


Trumpeter Model 2020 Jan-May Release Preview


NEW FROM trumpeter 2020-05 new product notice