USS Iowa BB-61 Big Battleship Plastic Model kit 1/535
- Usually Ships in 24 Hours
- Calculated at Checkout
- How long is the model when complete:
- The model measures 20.5 Inches long
- What age is recommended:
- Ages 14 and up
- What paints do I need:
- We recommend black, dark blue, dark gray, dark red, silver and tan
- Does it come with paint and glue:
- Paint and glue are sold separately
- How many parts are included:
- 71 parts
1/535 Scale. Includes 2 Sea Planes with Crane, Gun Turrets rotate, Barrels elevate. Decals and instructions with flag sheet. Artwork can be framed.
USS Iowa (BB-61) is the lead ship of her class of four famous battleships which includes the USS Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsin. During World War II, she carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic to Mers El Kébir, Algeria, en route to a meeting of vital importance in 1943 in Tehran with Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain and Josef Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union. When transferred to the Pacific Fleet in 1944, Iowa shelled beachheads at Kwajalein and Eniwetok in advance of Allied amphibious landings and screened aircraft carriers operating in the Marshall Islands. In 2011 Iowa was donated to the Los Angeles–based non-profit Pacific Battleship Center and was permanently moved to Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles in 2012, where she was opened to the public as the USS Iowa Museum.