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Dry Dock Shelter for NATO SSN special forces operations in 1/350 scale. Dry Deck Shelters (DDS) could be deployed on:
Permit SSN class (5 boats) Sturgeon SSN class (6 boats: Silversides, Archerfish, L. Mendel Rivers, Cavalla, Tunny, William H. Bates) Los Angeles SSN class (3 boats: Dallas, La Jolla, Buffalo) Virginia SSN class (10 boats: Virginia, Texas, Hawaii, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Missouri, California, Mississippi, Minnesota) Seawolf SSN class (1 boat, Jimmy Carter) Ohio SSGN class (4 boats: Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, all can support dual DDS) Ethan Allen converted SSN class (2 boats: John Marshall and Sam Houston) Benjamin Franklin converted SSN class (2 boats: Kamehameha and James K Polk, both can support dual DDS)
The Sturgeon class USS Cavalla was the first submarine to utilize a DDS and first deployed operationally in 1983.
Only 6 DDS were ever produced!
This DDS model will allow you to to display the DDS open if you wanted. Goes perfect with my SEAL Delivery Vehicle Mk 8 (2 or 4)!
I've updated the model AGAIN! I've redesigned the hinge so that now you can open and close the DDS shelter. This will require a .4 mm plastic rod such as Plastruct sells to act as the hinge. I did carefully open up the holes in the hinge on the DDS side to .5 mm. However, I left the door hinge holes as printed as they were more prone to braking when I was opening them up. Slide the plastic rod through the door hinge and alinge both sides of the hinge while you do it. It's a bit like threading a needle and is a little tricky. I then carefully put a very small blob of thick superglue on the top (thick CA so there's less chance of it wicking and locking everything up), and, after that sets, viola, working hinge!