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SSBN Ballistic Missile Submarines

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This model has "non-slip" paint added on the bow.

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Note the torpedo doors.
 

 


Any combination of VSL tubes can be replicated open.


Propeller made from real brass.
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Vanguard Class Boats
Submarine Laid down Commissioned
S28 HMS Vanguard Sep 1986 Aug 1993
S29 HMS Victorious Dec 1987 Jan 1995
S30 HMS Vigilant Feb 1991       1996
S31 HMS Vengeance Feb 1993       1999

Any Vanguard Class sub - custom model
* can open torpedo tubes and more missile hatches *

Scale 1:220 / 27"
Price: $1299

1/3 deposit $433

Scale 1:192 / 31"
Price: $1599

1/3 deposit $533

Scale 1:150 / 39"
Price: $1899

1/3 deposit $633

We'll contact you for preferences after you order.

Prices include free world-wide shipping

Fully assembled museum quality wooden desk-top display models custom built as to your designated circa including flagging and personalized brass plate.

The four Vanguard Class SSBN submarines provide the United Kingdom's strategic nuclear deterrent. First launched in 1993 and carrying Trident II D5 missiles, the Vanguard class is the cornerstone of British defense policy and significantly contributes to the Alliance's deterrent forces. A comprehensive network of communications installations connects Britain's nuclear fleet with the Commander-in Chief at Northwood, the Secretary of State for Defense in London and the Prime Minister in order to authorize the use of nuclear weapons and keep them under firm political control.

Trident D5 missiles are a credible nuclear deterrent that depends upon the ability to threaten an assured and effective response to aggression. The missile has a range of over 4,000 nautical miles and an accuracy which can be measured in meters. Vanguard class submarine have 16 missile tubes and ach missile is capable of delivering up to 12 warheads.  The missile is ejected from the submarine by high-pressure gas to the surface and the rocket system only fires once the missile is clear of the water.

The Spearfish torpedo - weighing nearly two tons - is one of the world’s most advanced homing torpedoes. Effective against both surface and underwater targets, Spearfish has an impressive accelerating attack speed combined with considerable operational range.

Vanguard Class specifications

Length

490 feet
Beam   42 feet
Displacement 15,860 tons submerged
Power One Rolls Royce PWR2 nuclear reactor driving two GEC steam turbines - total of 27,500 shp and driving one pump jet. Two Paxman diesels of 1,350bhp each are fitted, along with two turbo generators.
Propulsion 1 screw
Speed 20 knots surfaced,
25 knots submerged
Dive depth  
Complement 2 crews of 135 men each
Missiles 16 vertical launch tubes with Trident II D5 with up to 12 MIRVs each of 100-120kt
Sensors Sonars include bow, flank, active intercept and towed arrays
Attack and Search Periscopes
Collision avoidance radar
Electronic warfare equipment
Torpedoes

Four 21" tubes with Spearfish  torpedoes

Other Two SSDE decoy launchers are fitted

Museum quality wood models of Royal Navy or RN submarines custom built and hand crafted from mahogany wood.
Every ship model is meticulously researched in the initial construction phase to fit your chosen circa and lovingly handcrafted to become a timeless work of art.
The current line of UK or United Kingdom SSBN  nuclear-powered attack submarine models includes Vanguard Class boats S28 HMS Vanguard, S29 HMS Victorious, S30 HMS Vigilant and S31 HMS Vengeance.

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