This is the U.S.S. Pennsylvania BB-38 1944 1:700 Scale Modern Sea Power Plastic Model Kit from Dragon. Suitable for skilled modelers ages 14 & Older.
A stunning model replica built with injection molded plastic parts, beautifully scribed with impressive details First-ever one-piece molded hull with full deck Finely rendered deck wood planking Completely new bridge Newly tooled and fully detailed PT109 boat Oval- and square-shaped rafts Improved 120mm guns Accurate 20mm single-mount guns Slide-molded 5-inch gun turrets Photo-etched railings Mk37 radar with full detail Photo-etched parts to upgrade details on radar New, sharply detailed 24-inch searchlight Newly reproduced 30-inch searchlight Molded display stand Authentic decals Illustrated assembly guide.
This kit depicts the USS Pennsylvania, the Arizona's sister ship, as she appeared following the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941 that destroyed her sister ship. It is simply amazing what was done with Pennsylvania to resurrect her from the damage done on that day. There are considerable differences from the 1941 version; most notable is the replacement of several AA guns on the main deck with multiple 5 turrets, similar to those designed for the Iowa class battleships. Also her superstructure and conning towers appear considerably different, with the new radar emplacements on the forward tower. This is a fairly straightforward kit to put together; however I did have some difficulty with the photo-etched parts because of my own inexperience with them. Having said that, I was not disappointed with how it turned out and am quite happy with it. Recommended!
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