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Scale: 1/96 (1/8 inch = 1 foot)
Recommended for the Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Arizona BB-39 hull finished as sistership USS Pennsylvania BB-38.
Other crane parts, accurate turrets and superstructures available separately.
Set contains two kingposts, enough for one model ship. Crane booms are available separately (click here).
This "Best Detail" version is designed for the finest detail, smoothest surfaces and very thin features using the best material possible. A "Best Cost" design is available separately.
Kingposts, when combined with crane booms (available separately), complete the two large boat/aircraft cranes of USS Pennsylvania BB-38. The port and starboard crane kingposts are mirrored left- and right-handed. The crane booms were identical.
The large cost is due to the extraordinary amount of detail plastic emitted by the printer and the amount of time it takes to print these kingposts.
- contains two kingposts with separate turntables (the large round structures), properly "mirrored", one for the portside crane and the other for the starboard side crane
- turntables, also mirrored, are to have their sprues removed and placed over the kingposts. The bases of the booms (available separately) will rest on top of these parts and if left unglued, the booms can swing freely to any realistic position
- bolt, nuts and rivets all realistically designed and carefully located to precisely match high-resolution photos of the actual cranes taken at Mare Island in Februrary-March 1942
- heavy supporting structure details
- fine supporting structure details, such as the walkway gratings around the turntables (see photo), omitted, ready for your favorite photo-etch parts (not included)
Notice: this model is designed for Best Detail using "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic, the best material available producing exceptional detail and smooth surfaces. "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic is a good choice for static display models. "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic is comparatively brittle. Therefore, it is not recommended for Radio Control models. Compared to "White Natural Versatile Plastic", a kind of nylon available separately, "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic produces sharper edges, details that are more defined, and the surface is much smoother with this product. "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic is sandable, cuts easily, and is compatible with more kinds of paint.
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From Wikipedia: "USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) was the lead ship of the Pennsylvania class of a United States Navy super-dreadnought battleship. She was the third Navy ship named for the state of Pennsylvania.
She was laid down on 27 October 1913, by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia. She was launched on 16 March 1915, sponsored by Elizabeth Kolb of Philadelphia, and commissioned on 12 June 1916, with Captain Henry B. Wilson in command....
"At the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Pennsylvania was in drydock in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. She was one of the first ships in the harbor to open fire as enemy dive and torpedo bombers roared out of the high overcast. They did not succeed in repeated attempts to torpedo the caisson of the drydock, but Pennsylvania and the surrounding dock areas were severely strafed. The crew of one 5 inch (130 mm) gun mount was wiped out when a bomb struck the starboard side of her boat deck and exploded inside Casemate 9. Destroyers Cassin and Downes, just forward of Pennsylvania in the drydock, were seriously damaged by bomb hits. Pennsylvania was pockmarked by flying fragments. A part of a torpedo tube from Downes, about 1,000 lb (450 kg) in weight, was blown onto the forecastle of Pennsylvania. She had 15 men killed (including her executive officer), 14 missing in action, and 38 wounded.
"On 20 December, Pennsylvania sailed for San Francisco, arriving on 29 December. She underwent repairs until 30 March 1942."