- Plastic model kit, assembly & paint required
- Molded in light gray
- 264 Pieces
- 14 frames plus lower hull, upper hull, decks and waterline plate and display stand
- Approximate Dimensions: 11.6” L x 1.27” W
- Box dimensions: 12.6” L x 5.5” W x 1.8” H
- Recommend for 12 years and above.
USS Pittsburgh (CA-72), was laid down 3 February 1943, launched 22 February 1944, and commissioned at Boston 10 October 1944. She joined TF 58 in 13 February 1945, around aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-16). Between 23 March and 27 April 1945, USS Pittsburgh guarded the carriers as they first prepared for, then covered and supported the invasion of Okinawa. Enemy airfields were interdicted, and the troops given direct aid from the carriers. USS Pittsburgh repelled enemy air attacks and launched her scout planes to rescue downed carrier pilots. On 4 June 1945, USS Pittsburgh has lost her bow in a typhoon which by early next day had increased to 70-knot winds and 100-foot waves. With a false bow, USS Pittsburgh left Guam 24 June bound for Puget Sound Navy Yard, arriving 16 July. Still under repair at war's end, she was placed in commission in reserve 12 March 1946 and decommissioned 7 March 1947. USS Pittsburgh received 2 battle stars for World War II service.
This Trumpeter 1/700 Scale model is of the USS Pittsburgh in 1944. The model kit comes with 14 sprues plus lower hull, upper hull, decks and waterline plate and display stand. Either waterline version or full hull version can be selected.