The fast combat support ship (AOE) is the Navy's largest combat logistics ship. The AOE has the speed and armament to keep up with the carrier battle groups. It rapidly replenishes Navy task forces and can carry more than 177,000 barrels of oil, 2,150 tons of ammunition, 500 tons of dry stores and 250 tons of refrigerated stores. It receives petroleum products, ammunition and stores from shuttle ships and redistributes these items simultaneously to carrier battle group ships. This reduces the vulnerability of serviced ships by reducing alongside time.Sacramento is considered a benchmark in West Coast shipbuilding. The ship and her sister ships , are the largest ships ever built on the West Coast. Only the Iowa class battleships and aircraft carriers have greater displacements than Sacramento. Sacramento was placed in commission on March 15, 1964 and out of commission in 2004
- 270+ Parts
- Optional full or waterline hull, well detailed upper works, weapons ship's boats, cranes, fueling booms, helipad, 2 clear-molded CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter with optional extended or folded rotors nameplate and dry dock block inspired display stand.
- Includes photo-etch parts - crane arms and details, helipad nets, inclined ladders and fork lift details.
- Completed length is approximately 13.6" long.
- Color painting guide shows port, starboard and overhead plan views with decals for helipad markings, aircraft insignia, hull markings, jacks and ensigns.