Fletcher Class Destroyer Models, Custom Made USS, DD, Farragat Class Destroyer Boat Models. The following is the results of some correspondence between White Ensign Models, Commander Series Models, our Chris Cummings and Brian Kroenung of the USS Coontz (DLG-9/DDG-40) concerning the development and offering of a Coontz class scale model. Motion Models - Destroyers ... To order this or any other model, ... Farragut Class. The primary role of these ships was to provide anti-air and anti missile defenses for the carrier task forces. I was 15/16 at the time. As fate would have it, 5 or 6 years later, in 1971 I was chasing Soviet subs in the Arctic Circle on a Farragut/Coontz class ship USS Dahlgren DLG-12. Photo taken of progress March 13 2005. The kit will be based on BuShips plans of the USS King DDG-41 circa 1983. Various publications including some U.S. Navy publications refer to this class as the Coontz class. USS COONTZ was the fourth FARRAGUT - class guided missile destroyer and the second ship in the Navy named after Admiral Robert Edward Coontz. Welcome to the MegaHobby.com model ships and model submarines section. Commander Series Models, Inc, has started the production cycle for a 1/350 scale kit of a Coontz class DDG. Niko Model model kit in scale 1:700, 7043 is a NEW tool released in 2012 | Contents, Previews, Reviews, History + Marketplace | Destroyer Farragut II-class USS Coontz DDG-40, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro - Here are some pictures of the USS Coontz DDG-40 (Farragut Class) in 1/700 scale by Niko Model, built by Maurizio Chiaro. You can browse the ship models by scale or by type of ship. At this moment the whale boat, and the starboard crew boat are not attached. We also stock many accessory sets for these ship kits, including aircraft sets and photo-etched detailing sets by Eduard, White Ensign, Trumpeter, Toms Modelworks and more. Commissioned as a guided missile frigate (DLG), the USS COONTZ was reclassified as guided missile destroyer (DDG) on June 30, 1975, changing its hullnumber from DLG 9 to DDG 40. I saw that movie back when it first came out in the mid 60's. The Coontz class ships were the smallest DLG ships built by the US Navy and in 1975 when the navy change its ship type designations, these ships were reclassified as Guided Destroyers ( DDG-36) class. Farragut (Coontz) - class Guided Missile Destroyer . We custom build models to any scale or length. Therefore, the proper name should be the Farragut class. Features missile and gun armament. Coontz Class Model Now Available. USA histoty and characteristics The U.S. Navy has traditionally referred to a class by the name of the lowest hull numbered ship in the class. 1/700 Niko Model US Navy Destroyer Coontz DDG-40 Resin Model Kit 4200 ton fleet escorts; sometimes refrerred to as Farragut class. Coontz class, Guided-Missile Destroyer, ships. 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