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USS WASP LHD's Ship Models


USS Iwo Jima LHD7 Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship
AX135 1/700 Scale


Kits within a kit, and models within a model… it’s all here in the Hobby Boss Models USS Wasp.

The Hull is a one piece part
-  Detailed Flight Deck is a single piece casting
-  US Marine Assault Vehicles :
    LCAC Hovercraft×2 and LCU Landing Craft×2
-  Aircraft and Helicopters:
    AV-8B Harrier×2
    MV-22 Osprey×4AH-1W Cobra×2SH-60F×2
3 pieces of Photo-Etched detailing parts
for aisle,radar parts etc.


Amphibious Assault Ships

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

General Characteristics, Wasp Class

Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
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)





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