The Greater Underwater Propulsion Power Program (GUPPY) was initiated by the United States Navy after World War II to improve the submerged speed, maneuverability, and endurance of its submarines.
We will custom build this cutaway with your desired hull number and boat name. Simply enter the information in the fields provided, and we'll do the rest. If you choose to add your boat coins to your to cutaway, price includes a mounting fee, the front and back will be displayed. The shopping cart will accurately reflect your changes as an option so that you may verify the information.
This six layer cutaway is so finely detailed that museums have given their stamp of approval. Each cutaway is fully equipped with the North Atlantic sail, PUFFs; Chin Mounted Sonar and the additional lengthening for the new sonar room and battery space
The highest level of quality in both work and materials is maintained to ensure museum quality cutaways. This integrity in both design and modeling skill has brought endorsements by many of the nation's museums, historical societies, and memorial associations.
Original construction blueprints, photographs, deck plans, books and even advertising brochures are used to guarantee the accuracy of each cutaway. Approximately two months is then devoted to drawing the original multi-layer template for each item. Once the design work is complete, a computer-controlled laser is then used to cut and mark specially selected layers of basswood. After a layer has been cut, it is cleaned and carefully mounted to a baltic blue matte board. A total of six layers of basswood are hand assembled for each cutaway. When the cutaway is complete, it is then sealed behind glass in a cherry finish hardwood frame.
The framed size is 22.5" wide by 8.5" high.
Natural Basswood finish (as pictured) is mounted on a Baltic Blue matte and surrounded by a rich cherry finish frame.
Brass and Silver finishes are mounted on a black matte within a black frame which gives a very contemporary look.
Would make a wonderful gift for your submariner!
PLEASE NOTE: The completed cutaway will be named and numbered as desired but will be exactly as pictured above without any differences or modifications an individual vessel may have had (unless you select an option not pictured ... i.e., deck guns or flights).