PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350

Hi all,
I’m starting to assemble this HobbyBoss kit:


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

The first-of-class of the Type 039 submarine No320 was launched 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 No321 entered the service in April 2001.
The Type 039 NATO reporting name: Song class is the diesel-electric submarine of the PLA Navy (PLAN) At least 16 hulls have been delivered to the PLA Navy since 1994.

Specifications:
Displacement 1,700 tons surfaced, 2,250 tons (dived)
Length 75 meters / 246 ft
Beam 8.4 meters / 27.6 ft
Draft 17.5 ft
Speed 12-15 kts (surfaced) 22 kts (dived)
Crew 60 (10 officers)
Propulsion Deisel-electric 2 or 3 MTU Deisels 1 Shafts
Torpedoes 6 - 21 in (533 mm) tubes, YJ-8 missiles
Mines in lieu of torpedoes
ESM Type 921-A radar warning
Radars Surface search I-Band
Sonars Bow-mounted passive/active search and attack, Flank array passive search




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A quick look inside the box:


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

First steps


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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