DDG-993 ship model
was the lead ship of the most
powerful multi-purpose destroyers in the US fleet.
Kidd-class ships were
designed as more advanced multipurpose ships, in
contrast to their predecessor's focus on
anti-submarine warfare, adding considerably enhanced
anti-aircraft capabilities. Originally ordered for
the former Imperial Iranian Navy, the contracts were
canceled when the 1979 Iranian Revolution began, and
the ships were completed for the U.S. Navy.
Kidd-class ships were equipped with heavy-duty air conditioning
and other features that made them suitable in hot
climates, they tended to be used in the Middle East,
specifically the Persian Gulf. In 2001, the
decommissioned and sold to Taiwan, now being known
as the Kee Lung class.
Like all of our warship models, this
USS Kidd model has the following qualities:
hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs
(A solid hull of this model would be over 30 lbs
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many
individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not
several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
computer-printed paper deck
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
- Light "rust"
appearance to portray realism of a tough destroyer.
40" L x 14" T x 4" W
Please send us a note
during the checkout process informing us the name
of the ship that you want and we'll make them for