- Plastic model kit, assembly & paint required
- Molded in light gray
- 254 Pieces (12 sprues, hulls & decks)
- Approximate Dimensions: 12.48” L x 1.87” W
- Box dimensions: 15.7” L x 5.6” W x 2.4”H
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
USS Washington (BB-56) was the second and final member of the North Carolina class of fast battleships, the first vessel of the type built for the United States Navy. Built under the Washington Treaty system, North Carolina's design was limited in displacement and armament, though the United States used a clause in the Second London Naval Treaty to increase the main battery from the original armament of nine 14 in (356 mm) guns to nine 16 in (406 mm) guns. The ship was laid down in 1938 and completed in May 1941, while the United States was still neutral during World War II. Her initial career was spent training along the East Coast of the United States until after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, bringing the United States into the war.
December 1941, Washington became the flagship for Rear Admiral John W. Wilcox, Commander, Battleship Division 6, and Commander, Battleships, Atlantic Fleet. On 4 April 1942, she was joining the British Home Fleet. The force got underway to engage in reconnaissance for the protection of the vital convoys running to Murmansk. 15 September 1942, Washington put to sea bound for a rendezvous with TF 17, the force formed around the aircraft carrier HORNET. In the fourth battle of Savo Island, Washington engaged Kirishima, in the first head-to-head confrontation of battleships in the Pacific war. In seven minutes, tracking by radar, Washington sent 75 rounds of 16-inch and 107 rounds of 5-inch at ranges from 8,400 to 12,650 yards, scoring at least nine hits with her main battery and about 40 with her 5-inchers, silencing the enemy battleship in short order. USS Washington earned 13 battle stars during World War II in operations that had carried her from the Arctic Circle to the western Pacific
This Trumpeter 1/700 Scale model is of USS Washington BB-56. The model kit comes with 12 sprues plus lower hull, upper hull, decks and waterline plate and display stand. Either waterline version or full hull version can be selected