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Trumpeter Models is one of the premier modelling brands in the industry. Made in China, Trumpeter specializes in military models, model aircraft, and model ships. In addition, they provide a variety of great, inexpensive modelling tools for use on your workbench. Trumpeter also has made a name for themselves with their large 1/200 scale model ships, 1/350 aircraft carriers, and 1/24 scale model aircraft. For advanced modellers, Trumpeter kits are extensive, with hundreds of parts, often photo-etched parts, and a large paint chart that helps create some of the most realistic model kits. Many other scales are available as well!
The USS South Dakota BB-57
- The South Dakota was launched in June 1941 and entered service in March 1942. In November 1942, she formed a TF64 formation with the battleship Washington and some destroyers, and exchanged fire with one Japanese battleship, two heavy cruisers and several destroyers in the southwest of the Guadalcanal Islands. The South Dakota was shot 42 times, causing significant damage. After that, she used Scarpa Bay as a base to perform missions with the British mainland fleet. During the occupation of the Philippines, she followed the air carrier formation to cover the landing forces for landing. On July 14, 1945, as a member of the bombardment formation, she participated in the bombardment of the Kamaishi Steel Works on Honshu Island. This was the first bombardment of the Japanese mainland by a heavy warship. She retired on January 31, 1947. Based on her performance in World War II, the South Dakota won a total of 13 battle star medals.
- This is not a toy.
- This model kit requires assembly and painting.
- Cement, tools and paint are not included.
- Length: 297.1mm Width: 48.04mm Height: 82.69mm
- Total number of parts: 371
- Total number of sprues, upper hull, lower hull, deck, waterline plate, and stand
- Contains small parts, recommended for ages 14 & up.
- Paint Schemes BB-57 USS South Dakota Wearing MS 21 Navy Blue Camouflage in 1945.
- Highly detailed Scale Model Kit.