"The USS George Washington was America's first nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. She was launched at Electric Boat on June 10, 1959. She was the only ballistic missile submarine in the world at the time of the Cuban Missile crisis and is the reason why the Soviets withdrew missiles from Cuba. She was the first of 41 SSBN submarines that were to keep the peace through strength during the 1960s to 1980s."
"The Yankee Modelworks kit measures 12.5 inches (31.75cm) long and is a perfect first kit. The hull is a single casting with metal dive planes. A great weekend project."