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Gato-Class Sub Stern Details & Prop Guards

White Ensign Models 1/72 Gato-Class Sub Stern Details & Prop Guards First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2007 Manufacturer White Ensign Models
Subject Gato-Class Sub Stern Details & Prop Guards Scale 1/72
Kit Number PE7242 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Excellent enhancement for the Revell kit Cons
Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced MSRP (BP) £8.47

First Look

White Ensign Models has stepped up to the challenge of dressing up the beautiful Revell 1/72 Gato-Class submarine. This set provides options that will provide a distinctive fitting to some Gato-Class boats - these where the propeller guards that were mounted saddle-style to the rear of the hull.

Gato-Class Sub Stern Details & Prop Guards

If you remember your WWII submarine movies, these are the guards that were keeping the cables that tethered Japanese mines from getting tangled up in the propeller or stern planes. This set provides the guards, the stern saddle mounting, and support frames.

My sincere thanks to White Ensign Models for this review sample.