Trumpeter TR05616. USS New York LPD-21.m Scale 1:350. FREE Postage
USS New York LPD-21. Scale 1:350
TR05616 - Trumpeter
The bow of the San Antonio-class expeditionary warship USS New York was formed with seven and a half tonnes of steel from the World Trade Centre and the ship is dedicated to the memory of September 11, 2001. The ship’s motto is “Never Forget.”
The ship is designed to transport 700–800 fully equipped Marines into combat.
The San Antonio Class of Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ships is the first amphibious ships designed to accommodate the Marine Corps' "mobility triad" - New Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles (EFV), Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), and the Marine Corps' new tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey - for high-speed, long-range tactical-lift operations. This means that for Amphibious Assault, the San Antonio class operations can begin well "over-the-horizon" (OTH), as far as 600 miles from an adversary's coastline, and ensure the ability to "reach out and touch someone" hundreds of miles inland, at rapid speeds.
The kit, when completed, measures 595.7mm in length with a 91mm wide beam. There are over 760 parts made up from 29 sprue trees with separate one piece hull and separate bulbous nose piece. The decks are also separate as is the display stand that is included. There are 3 sheets of photo etched parts as well as a metal anchor chain.
Also included are US Marine Assault Vehicles including 2 of AAV-7, 2 of LCAC Hovercraft, 1 of LCU Landing Craft and CH-46E helicopter.
Glue and paint required but not included.
This fantastic model kit also includes FREE postage to anywhere in Australia.