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KIT # BFM-711B  AK-17 Vega
as fitted December 07, 1941
$60.00 Dollars US
Kit includes:
PE and Brass Rod
18 Paletted supplies
One 5"/51

Capella Class AK Cargo Ship
AK 17 USS Vega
As fitted on December 7, 1941

Specifications:
Displacement 4,037 t.(lt) 11,320 t.(fl)
Length 401' 1"
Beam 54'
Draft 20'
Speed 11.5 kts.
Complement 227
Armament?? one 5"/51- There is some speculation if the gun was mounted at the time of Pearl Harbor. I leave the decision to you. There are accounts that it was and was not. I cannot find any photographic proof either way. If you have any photos or proof, would you please send me a note.

References:

Finished Plan Set:

Industrial Department, Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA. #27978 Oct. 21, 1934


 

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photo by Tim Dike

PARTS LIST

AK 17 USS VEGA

A: HULL (1)

B: BOAT DECK (1)

C: BOTTOM OF BRIDGE DECK (1)

D: BRIDGE DECK (1)

E: TOP OF BRIDGE DECK (1)

F: STACK (1)

G: HOIST MAST SUPPORT (2)

H: BRIDGE BOOM SUPPORT (cut 2 from .040mm rod @ 13/32) provided

I: SM. BOOMS (required 2 - cut 2 from .020 rod @ 5/8”) provided

J: BOOMS (required 8 - cut 8 from .020 rod @ 25/32”) provided

K: PORT SIDE WINCH (required 5 - 3 extra)

L: STARBOARD WINCH (required 5 - 3 extra)

M: ANCHOR (2)

N: SMALL VENT (required 8 - 2 extra)

O: MEDIUM VENT (required 3 - 1 extra)

P: LARGE VENT (6)

Q: LARGE LONG VENT (6)

R: 2 POST BOLLARD (required 16 - 8 extra)

S: LIFEBOAT (4)

T: SMALL WORKBOAT (1)

U: SEARCHLIGHT (required 1 - 1 extra)

V : 5"/51 GUN PLATFORMS (1)

W: 5"/51 FORWARD GUN PLATFORM SUPPORT BEAMS (6)

X: 5"/51 GUN (1) (1 TURNED BRASS BARRELS INCLUDED IN KIT)

Y: WEM-714 Photoetched Brass

Z: BRASS ROD (18”)

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Photo Etch Courtesy of White Ensign Models

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