Academy 14401, US Navy USS Missouri BB-63, 1:400 Scale
US Navy USS Missouri BB-63, 1:400 Scale
Academy Models - ACA-14401
The construction of the USS Missouri BB-63 began in January 1941 in the New York Navy Yard as the third ship of Iowa class battleships. Entering service in June 1944, Missouri became the temporary headquarter of the 58th high-speed task force.
When she participated in the battles of lwo Jima and Okinawa she was slightly damaged by kamikaze attacks. After the surrender of Japan she entered Tokyo Bay as the flagship of the 3rd fleet.
It is well known that the instrument of surrender was signed on her deck. After the war the Iowa-class ships returned home and served as training ships for new officers.
When the Korean War began in 1950, all of those ships re-entered service to bombard Wonsan, supporting the landing operation.
During the Vietnam War the sole Iowa class ship to serve was the USS New Jersey. In 1980 the Reagan administration ordered the revival of Iowa class battleships to build up the US naval force and Missouri was modernized and re-entered service in July 1986 with Harpoon, Tomahawk, and cutting-edge electric devices.
In January 1995, four years after participating in the Gulf War with Wisconsin, she and other three were finally deleted from the Navy list, ending careers of more than fifty years.
The kit is moulded in light grey styrene and presented on five parts trees with a separate upper deck section and upper hull.
Among the features and options:
- Current version of WWII US Navy Battleship Missouri
- Rotatable 16 inch triple main gun and turret
- Reconnaissance aircraft included
- Assemble 20mm and 40mm anti-aircraft guns in your choice of direction
- Optional display stand with name plate
Completed model size 670mm long and 135mm tall.
Glue and paint will be required but are not included. Skill Level 4 for ages 14 and up.
Flat Fee Postage of $8.00 to anywhere in Australia using Australia Post. Spend $75 for FREE postage.