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USS Iwo Jima Class LHD's Ship Models
These vehicles & aircraft below are included in Ship Kit!
USS Iwo Jima or the Wasp LHD7 complete kit includes
all 4 items above.
Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship
List Price $259.98
AX136 Kit 1/350 Scale Our Price $199.95
Gallery Models1/350 Scale USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)
These are the words of Sherman Collings, noted
model builder, historian and expert on
military aircraft and ships, with models he built on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
It’s the first ship designed to accommodate the US Navy’s new Landing
Craft Air Cushion assault hovercraft (LCAC’s)…
there are two LCAC’s waiting to be built in this kit. The Wasp kit also includes 16 aircraft (helicopters and V/STOL fighters)…
each a complete kit in its own right. Explore the nearly 30" length and revel in the magnificence of the fully detailed
hanger bay and well deck. Pose the formidable air and ground weaponry as you see fit… patrol or battle stations,
on deck or below deck with the included tanks, HumVees and artillery on the LCAC’s or inside the expansive
vehicle storage area. The hanger bay and flight deck come alive with a dozen tow tractors and cranes.
You can position the two aircraft elevators. Two, large
extraordinarily precise photo-etched trees embrace
finely detailed railings, radar components and safety nettings.
Kits within a kit, and models within a model… it’s all here in the Gallery Models USS Iwo Jima.
4 CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters
• 4 CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters
• 4 MV-22 Ospreys
• 2 AH-1W Cobra gun ships
• 2 AV-8B Harrier V/STOL fighters
• 2 LCAC assault hovercraft
• 4 HumVee’s
• 2 LCU landing craft
• 2 AAV7 "Amtrac’s" amphibious assault vehicles
• 10 flight deck tractors
• 2 flight deck cranes
• 2 M60 Patton tanks
• 2 M1 Abrams tanks
• 2 heavy trucks
• 2 M198 towed artillery pieces
• 2 LAV 8-wheel personnel carriers
Updated: June 28, 2001
Description: Primary landing ships, resembling small aircraft carriers, designed to put troops on hostile shores.
Features: Modern U.S. Navy amphibious assault ships are called upon to perform as primary landing ships for assault operations of Marine expeditionary units. These ships use Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), conventional landing craft and helicopters to move Marine assault forces ashore. In a secondary role, using AV-8B Harrier aircraft and anti-submarine warfare helicopters, these ships perform sea control and limited power projection missions.
Background: Amphibious warships are uniquely designed to support assault from the sea against defended positions ashore. They must be able to sail in harm's way and provide a rapid built-up of combat power ashore in the face of opposition. The United States maintains the largest and most capable amphibious force in the world. The Wasp-class are the largest amphibious ships in the world. The lead ship, USS Wasp (LHD 1), was commissioned in July 1989 in Norfolk, Va.
Point of Contact:
Public Affairs Office
Naval Sea Systems Command
Washington, DC 20362
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding,
Power Plant: Two boilers, two geared steam turbines, two shafts, 70,000 shaft horsepower
Length: 844 feet (253.2 meters)
Beam: 106 feet (31.8 meters)
Displacement: Approx. 40,500 tons (41,150 metric tons) full load
Speed: 20+ knots (23.5+ miles per hour)
Assault: 42 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
Sea Control: 5 AV-8B Harrier attack planes; Six ASW helicopters
USS Wasp (LHD 1), Norfolk, Va.
USS Essex (LHD 2), Sasebo, Japan
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Norfolk, Va.
USS Boxer (LHD 4), San Diego, Calif.
USS Bataan (LHD 5), Norfolk, Va.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), San Diego, Calif.
USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) — Norfolk, Va.
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) SanDiego, Calif.
Ships Company: 104 officers, 1,004 enlisted
Marine Detachment: 1,894
Armament: Two RAM launchers; two NATO Sea Sparrow launchers; three 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts (two on LHD 5-7); four .50 cal. machine guns; four 25 mm Mk 38 machine guns (LHD 5-7 have three 25 mm Mk 38 machine guns).
Date Deployed: July 29, 1989 (USS Wasp)