Loose Cannon East Ss Lyons Creek 1/700 Resin Waterline Model
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Loose Cannon East Ss Lyons Creek 1/700 Resin Waterline Model:
Loose Cannon East SS Lyons Creek 1/700 resin waterline model.
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Note: The wooden base is not included.
Here is a photo of the model built “Out of the Box”.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
HULL CASTING DONE IN WATERLINE STYLE,measuring about 8 7/8” long.
FLAT CAST PARTS FOR THE VARIOUS SUPERSTRUCTURE PARTS
SMALL PARTS CAST ON SEPARATE SPRUES
2 FULL HULL PT BOATS WITH LUMBER CRATING AS DECK CARGO
LARGE BRASS PHOTOETCH SHEET
BRASS ROD FOR BOOMS & DERRICKS
DETAILED ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
SS LYONS CREEK
Sun Shipbuilding designed this particular model of tanker and built over 480 ships to this design during WWII.
Dimensions LOA523’ Fullload Displacement 21,365 Designspeed 14.5 knots
Most civilian tankers had self defense weapons &Navy gun crews added during the war. Typical armament was a 3” gun on the forecastle, 8 to 12 20MM cannon in single tubs, and a 5” gun on the stern.
Quick release life rafts on frames were also added fore & aft.
Additional raised decks, called spar decks, were added. These were light steel frames with wooden planking laid across them. The planks were removed and stored when not in use.
PT Boats were a typical deck cargo for tankers leaving the US for the war zone. Crated aircraft, vehicles, and crated or palletized cargoes were also routinely carried.