Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sea Shadow

Here are some images of Revell's 1/144 scale Lockheed stealth boat Sea Shadow. From Wikipedia "Sea Shadow was built in 1985 and used in secret but normal service until her public debut in 1993, to examine the application of stealth technology on naval vessels. In addition, the ship was designed to test the use of automation to enable the reduction of crew size. The ship was created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Navy and Lockheed. Sea Shadow was developed at Lockheed's Redwood City, California facility, inside the Hughes Mining Barge, which functioned as a floating drydock during construction and testing. She is sometimes referred to as "USS Sea Shadow"; however, this designation is inappropriate as she was never a fully commissioned ship of the U.S. Navy. This kit is no longer in production and somehow I doubt that they will re release it. So I would suggest that if you see one of these kits for sale buy it as I have a suspicion this kit is about to if not already becoming a collectors item.

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