In this model the propeller is removed but the hull housing is visible.
Too good not to throw in:
: What you call the "tooth" was not
: removed when the forward propeller was
: deleted. The function of that prop was to
: provide a downwash to water passing through
: it and hence a downward "suction"
: on the surface ice. It worked when the ice
: was thin. It was pretty much useless when it
: was too thick to be affected by the downward
: suction. Bow props used to be a common
: feature on icebreakers, but I don't recall
: any built in the past half century having
: had it other than, perhaps some of the
: Russian riverine and port service
: icebreakers. As to the shape, since Revell
: models of the period that the Wind-class kit
: was designed (1950s) had flat bottoms rather
: than full hull forms -- this so that the
: models would sit upright without the modeler
: having to display the finished model on a
: shelf without a stand.
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: My understanding is that the
: or "horn" on the bow of the
: Wind-class icebreaker as depicted with the
: Revell kit was where at one time a forward
: prop was mounted but removed. Is the tooth
: (and its shape) correct for an icebreaker in
: post-WWII Navy service?