Particularly as, inside this box, the one item not shown off by the outside artwork - its hull - is perhaps the outstanding feature of the kit. Although the new-depression-era pricing (above) runs a very close second!
With not too-overdone raised plating lines, a "slab-facia" type construction for its superstructure, the mold bears more than a passing resemblance to many a Lindberg and (especially) Renwal - except, again, that the hullform looks distinctly accurate. Open, but very heavy railings, of unusual design - again, evocative of some Renwals - will in any case definitely have to go, in favor of PE replacements - of which GMM makes an excellent little set. Likewise, weapons and several other of the mold's fittings are also quite heavy and clumsy, but easily replaced with aftermarket or - in this large scale - even scratchbuilt upgrades.
Speaking of which, at somewhere between 240- and 250 scale (note box says 1:249), this is the kit - to start, as a foundation, anyway - for a USS Pillsbury, or USS Chatelain, to accompany your 200-scale U-505 build (from the Nichimo or Aurora kits). Other kits which it will perfectly complement, at- or very near this same scale, include the Revell flush-decker DD and a slew of Lindbergs: Gato, LST, Carronade "BobTail Cruiser" and LSD. And, between 1:200 and -250 scales there are (at least) several additional submarine adversaries - most notably the Nichimo I-19 - and undoubtedly commercial/merchant auxiliaries - I'm thinking tugs and trawlers, in particular - which would go right alongside this kit.
I'm not that familiar with the history of this mold, boxed over the decades as (at least) USS Buckley and HMS Bligh - however, one glance at the artwork I could find reveals it to be a very old one:
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In any case, this re-release is a very welcome one, and - particularly at the price - a real gift to the builder. Bravo-Zulu, Revell-o-Gram!