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Usual Ship Scales

Battleship Arizona
(how to read scale sizes)

Full Hull Model       1/350 scale    20" long 1:350 Scale is the more popular display scale. 1:350 translates to 1 Foot equals 350 Feet. A ship that is 700' long would be a 24" long model. Most of these ship models are of full hull construction. That means you get the parts to complete the model as if it were out of the water. Most models come with a display stand.
 
 Double the size of    1/700
Waterline Model      1/700 scale   10" long

1:700 Scale, the collector's scale, offers the modeler hundreds of different model ship kits to choose from. This smaller scale translates to 1 Foot equals 700 Feet. Based on the example above, a 700' long ship would be a 12" model. Most of these ship models are of waterline construction. You get all of the parts that would appear above the waterline. They are designed to be placed on a flat surface and do not come with display stands.

 1/2 the size of 1/350

 

Scale

1 Scale Inch Equals

1 Scale Foot/Meter(Decimal)

1/72

6'

.167"/13.88mm

1/96

8'

.125"/10.42mm

1/125

10'5"

.096"/8 mm

1/192

16'

.062"/5.21mm

1/200

16'4"

.06"/5mm

1/250

21'10"

.048"

1/285

23'9"

.042"/3.5mm

1/300

25'

.04"

1/350

29'2"

.034"/2.86mm

1/384

32'10"

.034"

1/400

33'4"

.030"

1/450

37'6"

.027"

1/500

41'8"

.024"

1/600

50'

.024"

1/700

58'4"

.017"/1.43mm

1/720

60'

.016"/1.38mm

1/1200

100'

.01"/.83mm

Kinds of Ships

1/700 scale

1/350 scale

WWII Carrier

15 to 16"

30 to 32"

Modern Carrier

15 to 17"

34 to 36"

Mod. Carrier 1/800

15"

ARI

Light Carrier

9 1/4"

18 to 19"

Escort Carrier

8 1/4"

17 to 18"

Amph. Carrier

13"

26"

Early Battleship

10 to 15"

20 to 30"

Iowa Class

15 to 16"

30 to 32"

Iowa Class 1/600

18"

ARI

WWII Cruiser

9 to 11"

18 to 22"

Modern Cruiser

9 to 11"

18 to 20"

WWII Dest.&
DE
scorts

6 to 6.5"

12 to 13"

Modern Dest.

9 to 9.5"

18 to 20"

Modern Frigate

7.5"

15 to 16"

WWII Subs

5 to 6"

10 to 11"

Mod. Subs

6 to 7"

12 to 14"

WWII LST/LCI

5.5 to 6"

12 to 13"

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