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Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Sacramento

The lack of refueling lines is unfortunate, and adding a full set of photoetched-metal railings to this model kit would help the cluttered look of the real ship.

By Bruno Schielzeth
Published: July 6, 2011
The USS Sacramento (AOE-1), the first of three ships of its class, was launched on September 14, 1963. She and her sister ship, USS Camden (AOE-2) shared the power plants from the never-completed USS Kentucky (BB-66). Those massive boilers and 23' screws (largest in the U.S. Navy) pushed the “fast combat support ship” to 26 knots while it carried more fuel and more ammunition than any Navy oiler or ammunition ship — plus 800 tons of dry and refrigerated provisions. Sacramento served in Vietnam and the first Gulf War before being decommissioned in 2004 and scrapped in 2007.
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