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Battleship Model Kit - USS West Virginia 1/350

Battleship Model Kit - USS West Virginia 1/350

$325.00 
BB135

This resin 1944 Tennessee class USS West Virginia BB-48 battleship kit offers outstanding detail with 1/350 scale. 

The Iron Shipwright model kit is a two-piece full hull model depicting the ship in its 1944 fit. This kit can also be built either as a post-rebuild 1944 USS Tennessee or California. So if you are looking for an early war, cage-masted USS Tennessee, this kit is not for you.  

The kit includes both the 14 inch triple turrets of the Tennessee class and West Virginia's 16 inch twin turrets.

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SpecificationsDimensions: This battleship kit is 1/350 scale.

Original Ships

One of two Tennessee class battleships (the other was California), Tennessee survived Pearl Harbor with minor damage, unlike California which was was sunk. California was refloated and both ships subsequently underwent a radical overhaul. They were rebuilt from the deck up, and gained so much extra beam (16 feet) they could no longer transit the Panama Canal. 

The rebuilt Tennessee class somewhat resembled South Dakota class ships.  They had a central citadel crowded with 40mm, 20mm and 5" gun armament and lost the 1920s "look" characteristic of the battle fleet at Pearl.

The West Virginia, sunk at Pearl, was also raised and radically rebuilt. The end result was a battleship identical to the new Tennessee class except for main armament and a few 20mm mounts. 

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