Zvezda Soviet Nuclear Submarine K-19Military Kits : Military Ships : Submarines
- For Ages: 14+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $17.99
Item DescriptionK-19 was one of the first two Soviet submarines of the 658 class (NATO reporting name Hotel-class submarine), the first generation nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear ballistic missiles, specifically the R-13 SLBM.
The boat was hurriedly built by the Soviets who were anxious to catch up with the United States' lead in nuclear submarines. Before it was launched, 10 civilian workers and a sailor died due to accidents fires. After it was commissioned, it was plagued with breakdowns and accidents, several of which threatened to sink the sub.
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