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USS Brooklyn

From Pearl Harbor to VJ Day, the USS Brooklyn class light cruisers served the U.S. Navy well in every theater of the war. Designed to hold their own with any cruisers the enemy could put up against them, they did just that.

Very popular with rookie builders and Captains because of its simple hull shape, the USS Brooklyn class kit is easy to build and to battle.

Our fiberglass USS Brooklyn kit contains a one piece fiberglass hull, plywood decks, balsa and Silkspan sheeting, rudder, two shafts and stuffing tubes, pre-formed superstructure blocks, molded turrets, full size rolled plans, molded radio box, and assembly instructions.

Available as a complete fiberglass kit and as a fiberglass hull shell only. With appropriate plans and superstructure our Brooklyn hull can be used to construct the USS Wichita (plans not available from Strike Models).

Battling Kit: $669
Fast gun Battling Kit includes: Hull kit, Hardware kit with speed controller (HDW-CA-ESC),2-cannon system (BBSYST-2), 2.8 oz. CO2 cylinder (TANK-3), variable pressure regulator (REG-V2), small bilge pump (PUMP-S1-6-18), and two  servos. Radio and batteries are not included in this kit.

Battling kit upgrades:
Upgrade BB system to Dual Fire: $25

Hull Kit only: $259

Recommended Accessories to Hull Kit:
Parts needed to turn a hull kit into a fast gun combat ship (not needed for battle kits):

Running Hardware (choose from one of the following):
(this piece is best picked up along with the hull kit or as the first add-on kit)

$105  HDW-CA Hardware kit with basic forward/backward movement
$130 HDW-CA-ESC   Hardware kit with electronic speed controller

Bilge Pump:

$33 PUMP-S1-6-18 One unit small pump

Co2 Tank:

$42 TANK-3 3 oz CO2 tank

Co2 Regulator:

$65 REG-V2 Variable Regulator

Cannon System (choose from one of the following):

$115  BBSYST-2 2 Independent straight 50 round magazine cannons, servo actuated
$140  BBSYST-2D 2 Dual fire straight 50 round magazine cannons, servo actuated
$170 BBSYST-SOL-2 2 Straight 50 round magazine cannons, electronic firing, fastest system, can be used in dual or independent mode

Also needed for a combat ship:

Servos: three standard servos (less one if using electronic firing control and less one if using electronic speed control)
Radio System: 4 channels minimum, 5+ preferred, best to get one with built in screen.
Battery Supply: (2x) 7.2 volt, 4-5 amp hr. NiMH (one used each sortie, RC Car battery)


Skills Required
Building: Rookie. This is the most suitable model we have for beginning fast gun model warship combat captains. Very easy to build.
Battling: Same as above.

Model Specifications:
Length: 50.69 inches
Beam: 5.15 inches
Ship Speed (original): 33.3 knots

Class Sisters
USS Brooklyn CL40
USS Philadelphia CL41
USS Savannah CL42
USS Nashville CL43
USS Phoenix CL44
USS Boise CL47
USS Honolulu CL48
USS St. Louis CL49
USS Helena CL50

Model Specifications:
Length: 50.69 inches
Beam: 5.15 inches
Ship Speed (original): 33.3 knots