USS Wisconsin Battleship BB-64 Plastic Model Kit 1/535
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- How big is this Model:
- The model measures over 20 inches long
- what paints are recommended:
- Black, dark blue, dark gray, dark red, silver and wood tan
1/535 Scale. Measures over 20 inches with over 71 parts. Includes 2 Sea Planes with Crane, Gun Turrets rotate, Barrels elevate. Artwork can be framed. Includes accurate and updated Decals and separate Flag Sheet. Skill level 2 for Ages 12 and Up.
Details of the USS Wisconsin 45,000 TONS OF FURY: Construction of the Battleship Wisconsin was authorized by an Act of Congress in 1934. Ten years later, in April 1944, the Wisconsin joined the Navy. A 45,000 ton floating dread naught she was assigned to the Pacific at a time when her tremendous firepower was most useful to the United States fleet. During the concluding months of World War II the Wisconsin distinguished herself in assaults on the Island of Leyte, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Her powerful 16" guns were employed in pounding the enemy from offshore, weakening the opposition and permitting Allied landing troops to successfully invade the islands.
CALLED FROM RETIREMENT When war broke out in Korea in 1950 Wisconsin was called forth to duty once again. In a manner similar to her service in 1944 and ‘45. Wisconsin artillery hammered the enemy concentration from offshore. In 1958 she was again withdrawn from service and placed in reserve at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A FAMOUS SISTER Wisconsin was typical of the increasing strength of the United States Navy toward the end of the war. She was one of the largest class of battleships ever built in this country, a sister of the famed Missouri. In 1948 Wisconsin was decommissioned and placed in reserve at Norfolk, Virginia.
Specifications: Built at Philadelphia navy Yard, Philadelphia
Launched: December 7, 1943
Commissioned : April 16, 1944
Displacement: 45,000 tons
Length: 887’ 3” Beam : 108’ 2”
Speed: 33 knots
Complement: 117 officers and 1,804 enlisted men.
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is owned and operated by the United States Navy and located on level two of the Nauticus Event Center in Norfolk, VA. The Museum houses a rich collection of authentic uniforms, weaponry, underwater artifacts, detailed ship models and artwork. For more information, please visit www.hrnm.navy.mil