The Los Angeles class of US Navy nuclear attack submarines are equipped for strike missions, anti-sub warfare, intelligence gathering, and search and rescue missions. There are 51 Los Angeles-class subs in the US inventory, 16 in the Pacific Fleet and 32 in the Atlantic Fleet. 110 meters long and displacing 6,927 tons submerged, the type was first commissioned in 1976.
This model is the USS Greenville, the submarine involved in the terrible accident with the Ehime Maru off the coast of Hawaii in 2001. It is modeled here with the 65-foot Advanced Seal Delivery System (ASDS) vehicle mounted on its back. This fully assembled and fully finished model of the Greenville features great detail and a base with stenciled name.