Handbuilt model of the USS the Tacoma with remarkable detail. The model itself is in mint condition. The Lucite case has a crack on the side, as seen in the photos. This model is mint & complete with its display base and a clear dust cover. Comes in a clear display case measuring 17″ long by 4″ high by 7 wide. This model comes from the collection of James Bloom a published military nautical historian. See my other auctions for similar items. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. USS Tacoma (PG-92) was an Asheville -class. Tacoma was the first in a series of revised Asheville -class gunboats. Some sources call these revised boats Tacoma – or PG-92-class. Officially designates them as Asheville -class. The keel of Tacoma was laid 24 July 1967 at the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. In her namesake city. She was launched on 13 April 1968, sponsored by Mrs. Strom, and was commissioned on 14 July 1969, with Lt. Originally fitted with a 40mm cannon aft, Tacoma was re-fitted with a 20mm for training. In addition to the dual mounts for. 50 caliber machine guns. On the O-1 level, there were mounts for twin M-60 machine guns. On the O-2 level. Either could be replaced with the Mk 19 grenade launcher. The Tacoma was powered by a combination of two Cummins Diesel engines. And a General Electric LM-1500 Gas Turbine. Pneumatic actuators allowed the power source to be switched between the two sources. Top speed on the gas turbine was in excess of 42 knots. The item “Museum Quality Handbuilt Built Model of the USS Tacoma” is in sale since Friday, January 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “acarpel” and is located in Frederick, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
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