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Los Angeles Class -
Quiet nuclear powered attack submarines
Models featured: SSN-751 USS San Juan circa 2006 and SSN-756 USS Scranton circa 2012
The original Los Angeles Class submarines were numbered SSN-688 to SSN-718. The next group of Los Angeles Class submarines (SSN-719 to SSN-725 and SSN-750) were upgraded by the addition of two vertical launch tubes (VSL) to fire Tomahawk missiles. The last group of Los Angeles Class submarines (SSN-751 to SSN-773) - featured on this page - were improved by the addition of 12 vertical launch tubes (VSL) to fire off Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles and are referred to as the Los Angeles Class - 688i (Improved).
The Los Angeles Class 688i (Improved) incorporate an advanced BSY-1 sonar suite combat system. These new submarines are quieter than the earlier Los Angeles Class boats.
The boats of the 688i (Improved) class are easily distinguished from the earlier Los Angeles Class boats by the fact that the forward diving planes are no longer on the sail but are located on the bow. The sail itself was strengthened so the boats of the 688i Class can come up thru polar ice.
Additionally, the "improved" Los Angeles Class submarines are able to lay mines from their torpedo tubes. Their hull numbers are SSN-751 to SSN-773.
Their senor equipment
SSN-756 USS Scranton, replicated to circa 2012, shows the propeller shroud refitted on the class.
Paint scheme - especially the periscopes - has also been changed.
Los Angeles Class 688i (Improved) Submarines
Click here to see list of original Los Angeles Class boats and boats upgraded to Tomahawk missiles
|SSN-751 USS San Juan||06 Aug 1988||Guam||SSN-763 USS Santa Fe||11 Dec 1993||Pearl Harbor|
|SSN-752 USS Pasadena||11 Feb 1989||Pearl Harbor||SSN-764 USS Boise||07 Nov 1992||Norfolk, VA.|
|SSN-753 USS Albany||07 Apr 1990||Norfolk, VA.||SSN-765 USS Montpelier||13 Mar 1993||Norfolk, VA.|
|SSN-754 USS Topeka||21 Oct 1989||Pearl Harbor||SSN-766 USS Charlotte||16 Sep 1994||Pearl Harbor|
|SSN-755 USS Miami||30 Jun 1990||Groton, Conn.||SSN-767 USS Hampton||16 Nov 1993||Norfolk, VA.|
|SSN-756 USS Scranton||26 Jan 1991||Norfolk, VA.||SSN-768 USS Hartford||10 Dec 1994||Groton, Conn.|
|SSN-757 USS Alexandria||29 Jun 1991||Groton, Conn.||SSN-769 USS Toledo||24 Feb 1995||Groton, Conn.|
|SSN-758 USS Asheville||28 Sep 1991||Pearl Harbor||SSN-770 USS Tucson||18 Aug 1995||Pearl Harbor|
|SSN-759 USS Jefferson City||29 Feb 1992||San Diego, CA||SSN-771 USS Columbia||09 Oct 1995||Pearl Harbor|
|SSN-760 USS Annapolis||11 Apr 1992||Groton, Conn.||SSN-772 USS Greeneville||16 Feb 1996||Pearl Harbor|
|SSN-761 USS Springfield||09 Jan 1993||Groton, Conn.||SSN-773 USS Cheyenne||13 Sep 1996||Pearl Harbor|
|SSN-762 USS Columbus||24 Jul 1993||Pearl Harbor|
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attack submarines custom built and hand crafted from mahogany wood.
Every sub 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 full line of USN attack submarines beginning with WWII includes Tambor class, Mackerel class, Gar Class, Gato class, Balao class, Tench class, Barracuda class, Tang class, Sailfish class, USS Darter, Barbel class, Grayback class, USS Nautilus, Skate class, Skipjack class , USS Triton, USS Halibut, USS Tullibee, Thresher/Permit class, Sturgeon class, USS Lipscomb, Los Angeles class, Los Angeles 688i class, Sea Wolf class and Virginia class.
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