RJ PP 003 Gwanggaeto the Great KDX I type destroyer
New 1/1250 scale model of the South Korean KDX I class destroyer Gwanggaeto the Great from the PP series by Rhenania Junior (RJ PP 003). Model wears hull number 971.
The KDX-I was designed to replace the old destroyers in the ROKN that were transferred from the US Navy in the 1950s and 1960s. It was thought to be a major turning point for the ROKN in that the launching of the first KDX-I meant that ROKN finally had a capability to project power far from its shores.
|Builders:||Daewoo Heavy Industries Co.|
|Operators:||Republic of Korea Navy|
|Displacement:||3,885–3,900 tonnes (3,824–3,838 long tons) full load|
|Length:||135.5 m (444 ft 7 in)|
|Beam:||14.2 m (46 ft 7 in)|
|Draft:||4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Range:||4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 18 kn (33 km/h; 21 mph)|
|Aircraft carried:||2 × Super Lynx helicopters|