The kit is the Iron Shipwright version in 1/350th scale, issued as the USS Ainsworth FF-1090. I completed the Fanning FF-1076 circa 1976, as she appeared when I was aboard. Backdating the kit consisted of the removal of the bow bulwarks and the amidships O-2 level berthing addition, construction of the BPDSMS, and simplification of ECM gear to that carried during the ship's early years.

Gary Brown

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