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Scale: 1/96 (1/8 inch = 1 foot)
Recommended part to build USS Pennsylvania BB-38 from the Scale Shipyard 1/96 USS Arizona BB-39 hull (# WHU-B3).
This model kit superstructure is intended to help the modeler build USS Pennsylvania BB-38 as she appeared in 1941. This is the Upper Superstructure, composed of three parts. Due to printer limitations of these very large 3D-printed parts, the lower superstructure is available separately (click here).
Customers report that this product, if printed in "Strong and Flexible Plastic", a kind of nylon, will have noticeable striations (print lines). To smooth "Strong and Flexible" nylon plastic, apply thin layers of primer meant specifically for nylon then smooth the primer. Use paints meant specifically for nylon. Other paints may not adhere. "Strong and Flexible" plastic is recommended for radio control models where strength and durability are more important than surface smoothness. Simply Google "primer for nylon" and "paint for nylon" to find several good options.
Features when combined with the lower superstructure:
"Frosted Ultra Detail" acrylic plastic is another material option that does offer very smooth surfaces and much finer detail. "Frosted Ultra Detail" acrylic plastic is recommended for static display models where surface smoothness and detail are important. "Frosted Ultra Detail" plastic is relatively brittle and not recommended for radio control models.
- two detailed armored conning tower stations, one for command and navigation and the other for flag officer command, with three types of accurately shaped vision slits
- enlarged bridge, unique to Pennsylvania
- enlarged, signal deck, unique to Pennsylvania
- properly shaped navigation bridge and pilot house
- open door positions ready for your favorite photo-etch doors (not included)
- unusual doors (exterior navigating bridge and air defense station) present in the closed position
- heavy supporting structure details
- fine supporting structure details omitted, ready for your favorite photo-etch parts (not included)
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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."