The largest warships in the world (aside from aircraft carriers), the Russian Navy's Kirov-class cruisers are both nuclear- and steam-propelled (the nuclear power is used for cruising, while a combination of nuclear and steam propulsion is used for acceleration). Originally intended to be anti-submarine vessels, the Kirov design was modified to allow these cruisers to provide air support, engage surface ships, and to act as anti-submarine naval defense. The fourth Kirov class ship built, the "Yuriy Andropov" was renamed '"Pyotr Velikiy" ("Peter the Great" in Russian) and remains under that name today.
Trumpeter's big kit of the Pyotr Velikiy shows just how big these ships are, with the kit itself measuring a whopping 72 centimeters (28 inches) long in 1/350 scale! A full-hull kit, with choice of hull numbers "183" or "099," either of which are accurate. Includes a nice fret of photo-etched metal parts, a Ka-27 Helix helicopter, and a display stand with nameplate.