USS Jimmy Carter
(SSN-23) is the third and last Seawolf-class
submarine. Carter is 100 feet longer than the other
two ships of her class due to the insertion of a
section known as the Multi-Mission Platform (MMP),
which allows launch and recovery of ROVs and Navy
SEAL forces. The MMP may also be used as an
underwater splicing chamber for tapping of undersea
fiber optic cables.
Seawolf-class submarines are quieter than the
previous Los Angeles class. They are larger,
faster, has twice as many torpedo tubes, and carry
more weapons. The Seawolf class were intended to
combat the large numbers of advanced Soviet
ballistic-missile submarines in deep ocean, such as
the Typhoon class and the new Soviet Akula class
attack submarines. However, they also have
extensive equipment for shallow-water operations,
including a floodable silo capable of deploying
eight combat swimmers and their equipment at once.
The boat can also carry up to 50 BGM-109 Tomahawk
cruise missiles for attacking land and sea targets.
This Jimmy Carter submarine model features:
hull construction (very important), weighing less than
12 lbs (A solid hull of this model would be over
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
- Intentionally painted
appearance to portray realism of a steel craft
"living" in seawater.
44" l x 6.5 w x 11.5" t
(including base's dimensions.)