Based on the revolutionary and extraordinary USS Buchanan Smart Kit (Item No. 1021), this new model has received the necessary changes to transform it into the famous Laffey. It has newly tooled flat-sided funnels and a forward superstructure bridge that accurately depicts the appearance of the U.S.S. Laffey in its final days. Making widespread use of slide molds, the kit also includes a generous helping of photo-etched parts (e.g. louvers atop the funnel) to provide the necessary level of finesse. The kit also includes a set of six miniature figures with which to populate this brave destroyer. In 1992, a National Geographic expedition actually succeeded in finding the wreck of the U.S.S. Laffey half a mile underwater off the coast of Guadalcanal, but now this model from Dragon brings the destroyer to life again! 11.9" long when complete.