The Astute class submarine is the latest submarine in the British Navy, as of 2007. This huge submarine has an appearance similar to a whale, and is nuclear-powered, not requiring a single refueling over its 25 year lifetime. It is not unique in this regard, though. The Astute class submarine is built by BAE Systems at the city of Barrow-in-Furness, on the central west coast of Britain. The submarines will cost about $2.4 billion USD each. The Astute class consists of attack submarines, in contrast to ballistic missile submarines such as the Vanguard class.
Please see the paint guide below for Trumpeter’s suggested colors.
- Requires glue for assembly
- Illustrated instructions and paint profile
- 1 sprue
- One-piece upper and lower hulls
- Includes display stand
- Body is pre-painted
- Molded in black
- Masking stickers