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BB-63 Missouri Battleship Boat

The Iowa Class Battleships were the largest and final great battleships of the US Navy. They included the BB-61 Iowa, the BB-62 New Jersey, and the third ship, the famous BB-63 Battleship Missouri. These ships, which boasted an amazing 212,000hp allowing a 33knots max speed, were armed with massive 40.6cm main guns. The Iowa Class ships stretched 270.4m but were relatively thin, with only 33m max length, enabling these ships to pass through the Panama Canal. Being commissioned in June 1944, the USS Missouri took part in many operations during the Pacific War including bombardments on Japanese mainland and capital. On September 2, 1945, the treaty for the unconditional surrender of Japanese forces was signed onboard the deck of the historical USS Missouri. With the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 the USS Missouri was deployed again with the other Iowa Class Battleships for fire support. The USS Missouri was relegated to reserve duty in 1955, but became subject to complete renovation and modernization in 1986 when she was fitted with the latest in electronic weapon systems, cruise missiles and other improvements. In 1991, the USS Missouri was deployed to fight in the Gulf War. Finally, in 1993, after about a half-century of service, this historical Battleship was at last retired.

Tamiya BB-63 Missouri Battleship Boat Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/700 Scale #31613
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Scale: 1/700

  • Tamiya Product Number: 31613
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"NIce and easy kit to build"
mmegee616
Thought this kit was pretty easy to build so would recommend it for even beginners. I used the color scheme for 1944 instead of the one depicted at the 1945 treaty signing. Only problem I had was in misreading where to drill the holes for 4 of the 5 turrets, but made it work. Thought the 40mm AA are not too bad of a look. This kit was obtained in a raffle at our IPMS model club meeting a couple months ago, and the paint diagram was not the original but was for the Fujimi version.

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Features

  • A plastic assembly kit of the U.S. Navy Battleship Missouri.
  • 1/700 scale
  • Overall length: 386.5mm
  • Overall width: 47mm
  • The long and narrow form of USS Missouri's hull has been accurately replicated.
  • Missouri's characteristics such as the main structure coupled with the front funnel have been reproduced.
  • The hull has been divided in two halves in order to reproduce the finest details.
  • The finest details of the main structure and the masts have been accurately recreated.
  • The main turrets can rotate after completion via polycap.
  • Equipment such as armament including 40mm and 20mm guns are sharply reproduced.
  • Kit includes two types of floatplanes, Vought OS2U Kingfishers and Curtiss SC-1 Seahawks.

Specs

Scale: 1/700

  • Tamiya Product Number: 31613

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1/700 BB-63 Missouri


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