Navis Neptun 303N USS Arizona, BB39, as built, 1916 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale metal model of USS Arizona (BB39) in 1916, as built. Her sistership, Pennsylvania, BB38, and Arizona were the first US battleships to incorporate special underwater protection with water-filled and void spaces to minimise torpedo damage.
Arizona joined the Grand Fleet 6th Battle Squadron just after the armistice. Pennsylvania escorted President Wilson to the Peace Conference. Pennsylvania had a double conning tower to serve as fleet flagship and she served as flagship of the Atlantic fleet in WW1 and was at Pearl Harbor as flagship in 1941. Arizona was lost in the Pearl Harbor attack because of a magazine expolsion after being hit by a bomb..