US Navy Indianapolis Cruiser Boat

The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser, Indianapolis, was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on November 15, 1932. On the opening day of the Pacific War, December 7, 1941, as flagship of Scouting Force, US Fleet, she was making a simulated bombardment near Hawaii. In March 1943, she became flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance, Commander Fifth Fleet which consisted of Task Force 58 plus 130,000 marines and army troops. Leading the giant fleet, she participated in most of the major Central Pacific campaigns. In March 1945, she was severely damaged and returned to Mare Island for repairs. For the 2 months period of repairs, her equipment was renewed and much improved with the latest radar, electronic gun sights and new Curtiss Seahawks. After the repairs, she loaded secret cargo and personnel at San Francisco, and sailed for Tinian Island on July 16 , where a B29 bomber base was located, , and arrived there to unload the cargo and personnel on July 26. Then 4 days later, on July 30, she sunk taking 2 torpedo hits from the submarine I-58.

Tamiya US Navy Indianapolis Cruiser Boat Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/700 Scale #31804
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Features :
  • This is a plastic model assembly kit of the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser, Indianapolis.
  • 1/700 scale, 266mm in overall length, 29mm in overall width.
  • Precisely replicates the anti-aircraft armaments and equipment improved in July 1945.
  • Realistically recreated hull consists of right and left halves.
  • Anchor chain and nonslip treatments on deck are well expressed by precise mold carving technique.
  • Bridges, funnels, masts and radar also show intricate details. Kit comes with many impressive armaments such as 8in/55 caliber batteries on turret, 5in/25 caliber dual purpose guns and 20mm/40mm anti-aircraft guns.
  • Turrets can be rotated owing to poli caps installed underneath. 2 airplanes (Curtiss SC-1 Seahawks) included.
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"Cheaply Made parts"
blake_tara
My son wanted to build this ship after writing a 15 page paper on the USS Indianapolis for school. He is 12 and is usually very good with his hands / building things. When I tell you my husband who can build anything couldn't even help with this one, I am not exaggerating. The pieces are so tiny and break when you try to remove them from the kit. The plastic is thin and the entire thing is a waste of time and money. We were so disappointed with this product. The only saving grace is my son is going to use it in his 3D display sinking so it won't matter that so many pieces are missing etc.

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Features

  • This is a plastic model assembly kit of the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser, Indianapolis.
  • 1/700 scale, 266mm in overall length, 29mm in overall width.
  • Precisely replicates the anti-aircraft armaments and equipment improved in July 1945.
  • Realistically recreated hull consists of right and left halves.
  • Anchor chain and nonslip treatments on deck are well expressed by precise mold carving technique.
  • Bridges, funnels, masts and radar also show intricate details. Kit comes with many impressive armaments such as 8in/55 caliber batteries on turret, 5in/25 caliber dual purpose guns and 20mm/40mm anti-aircraft guns.
  • Turrets can be rotated owing to poli caps installed underneath. 2 airplanes (Curtiss SC-1 Seahawks) included.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/700
  • Length: 10" (25.4cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 31804

Includes

1/700 US Navy Indianapolis Waterline


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Reviews

  
 
"Excellent from Tamiya as always"
javanderhulst
This is a great build of the Indianapolis. Tamiya is flawless as always.

 
"A Great Model"
sboreczky
I've always been a Tamiya model fan and their model of the USS Indianapolis is excellent. When building models, I have always appreciated the detail and fit of the Tamiya brand. This one does not disappoint. Detailing is superb and the fit could not have been better. How good? Well, my wife summed it up when she told me she never heard me cuss once! Take your time and enjoy the build because you will certainly be ecstatic over the finished product.

 
"Good model, not recommended though...personal preference."
ant
It's a nice quality model. I personally prefer full hull and bought this on a whim. weighted, no etched parts, easy to assemble. I would not recommend this or a waterline series (they are all not full hull) due to them not having a full hull. however the benefit of not needing a stand is nice also.

Comments

Keep small pieces and sharp edges away from children ages 3 and under.

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