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kamarrada boris

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Uss Growler "Gato class Submarine"
« on: November 30, 2009, 04:00:09 pm »

Hello, this is my  Revell Gato Submarine,  USS Growler  1/72 scale, was made r/c . Model sailing only on the surface. (we are in process to make submersible) required near 3 kg. of ballast to keep the waterline.



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Re: Uss Growler "Gato class Submarine"
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 04:05:42 pm »

Can you give some history on the Gato class and also the models dimensions and power?


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Re: Uss Growler "Gato class Submarine"
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 10:56:44 pm »

The United States Navy Gato-class submarine design was the forerunner of all US World War II submarine designs. Named after the first vessel of this design, USS Gato (SS-212), the Gato-class and its successors, Balao and Tench, formed the majority of the United States Navy's WWII submarine fleet.[4] Gato's name comes from a species of small catshark. Like other U.S. Navy submarines of the period, the Gato-class were all given the names of fish.

A typical Gato-class submarine was armed with forward and aft torpedo tubes, a deck gun, and anti-aircraft cannon. Its propulsion system was diesel-electric; powered by diesel engines while surfaced and battery while submerged.

New construction of the class began in 1941 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt's proclamation of "limited emergency" in September 1939.[5] More than half the class was built at Electric Boat at Groton, Connecticut; three new slipways were added to the north yard to accommodate their production. The class was 77 strong and sunk more than 1,700,000 tons of Japanese shipping

Type: Diesel-electric submarine
Displacement: 1,525 tons (1,549 t) surfaced[1]
2,424 tons (2463 t) submerged[1]
Length: 311 ft 8 in (95.00 m) 311 ft 10 in (95.05 m)[1]
Beam: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m) [1]
Draft: 17 ft (5.2 m) maximum[1]
Propulsion: 4 diesel engines driving electrical generators (Fairbanks-Morse, General Motors, or Hooven-Owens-Rentschler)[1]
2 126-cell Sargo batteries[3]
4 high-speed electric motors with reduction gears (Elliott Company, General Electric, or Allis-Chalmers)[1]
two propellors[1]
5,400 shp (4,000 kW) surfaced[1]

2,740 shp (2,040 kW) submerged[1]
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h) surfaced[3]
9 knots (17 km/h) submerged[3]
Range: 11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) surfaced at 10 knots (19 km/h)[3]
Endurance: 48 hours at 2 knots (3.7 km/h) submerged[3]
75 days on patrol
Test depth: 300 ft (90 m)[3]
Complement: 6 officers, 54 enlisted men[3]
Armament: 10 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
 (six forward, four aft)
 24 torpedoes [3]
1 3-inch (76 mm) / 50 caliber deck gun [3]
Bofors 40 mm and Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

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Re: Uss Growler "Gato class Submarine"
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 10:05:44 pm »

Nice looking model, are you using 1 0r 2 motors?
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