|1:700 USS Walke (Sims class)|
The Sims class destroyers were part of the US Navy's efforts in the years leading up to WW2 to increase the size of its destroyer force, but through several designs since WW1 had failed to come up with one ideal class. The Sims as built was optimised for surface combat, and she was top-heavy as a result. The solution was to remove one of the three torpedo banks and one of the five 5-inch mounts. Weight was redistributed by rearranging the remaining deck equipment and boats. Walke was rebuilt and refitted similar to Sims. She lasted a few months longer than Sims, being lost in September 1942 after a refit that gave her a slightly different AA fit.
The IHP kit of the Walke is 100% metal, with some brass rod included for masts, small antennas and other details. This kit contains parts to model the Walke's different aft 20mmAA arrangement, which all the remaining ships received in mid to late 1942. This kit can also be used to build USS O'Brien.
Availability: DISCONTINUED. See your dealer for remaining stock.