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The USS Kentucky was to be the sixth Iowa class Battleship, but it was never completed, being just an empty hull at the end of World War II. Various conversion proposals were made, from completing her to the original design to conversion in an anti-aircraft or nuclear missile battleship. The variant shown here is the anti-aircraft (BBAA) conversion, the armament modified to 12 8in (203mm) guns as in the Des Moines class cruisers, 32 5in (127mm) dual-purpose guns, and 12 76mm anti-aircraft guns. Three anti-aircraft variants were proposed, Schemes F, G and H. A letter indicating the variant of the design will be noted aside the name to differentiate the various different proposals. The hull is the same for all the variants. The parts are numbered in the same way as a plastic kit, and the same number is present next to the hole in which the part has to fit. Note that the deck and hull parts are not numbered since you can fit them only one way.
The tripod masts are not numbered since they only fit one way. The foremast has the large radar fitted on it and a shorter main leg, while the mainmast has the main leg backwards and the same length as the other two.
Special thanks to Tzoli who provided the drawings for this design. More on his Deviantart profile.