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K-266 "Oriol" Russian Nuclear Submarine
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Catalogue Number: 9010
Scale: 1/350
Contents and Media: 40 parts in black plastic, including stand.
Price: USD$27.97 from Squadron.com
Review Type: QuickLook Preview
Advantages: Nice surface detail; optional position weapon bays; simple construction; interesting subject.
Disadvantages: Instructions not entirely clear; poor colour callouts.
Recommendation: Recommended


Previewed by Andrew Judson

Zvezda's 1/350 scale Oriol Submarine is available online from Squadron.com




Zvezda has released the Russian Nuclear Submarine K-266 "Oriol". This vessel was launched in 1992 and still patrols with the Northern Fleet today.

This is a very simple kit, reflecting the simple design of the submarine.

Upon opening the box you are greeted by two small sprues and the long hull halves. A total of 40 parts make up the entire kit, including three parts for the stand. All parts are moulded in black styrene plastic. Decals for the Oriol are also included.



Detail is nice and crisp, and there is not much flash present.

This subject will be an interesting model, and should appeal both to Naval nuts and other modellers looking for something a little bit different.


Text Copyright 2003 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 01 July, 2003
Last updated 09 November, 2003

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