This is an injection-plastic ship model kit.
Trumpeter's second 1/144-scale Gato release is again a large kit, measuring 66cm long (about 26 inches) from stem to stern. Sharp molding and fine detail highlight this kit, molded in light gray styrene. Construction is broken down into the internal pressure hulls, outer hull, conning tower, and outer hull and deck details, of which there are plenty! This release depicts the Gato as it appeared in 1941, featuring a different conning tower arrangement than the 1944 version depicted in the previous release. A fine kit of an iconic submarine.