Missouri, the third US Navy Iowa class battleship, was built and entered service in 1944. January 1945 saw the mighty Mo as flagship of the 3rd Fleet, part of the US Pacific Fleet, and taking part in battles that included Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Japanese mainland strike operations in February to July 1945. Missouri was the scene of the historic moment in Tokyo bay when at 9:02 on September 2, 1945, the representative of Japan signed to confirm the unconditional surrender of his nation.
Post refit picture courtesy of Wikipedia, 1980's configuration.
Missouri was placed in reserve in 1955 but recommissioned on a number of occasions and not fully retired until 1992.
Item No 03705
Item Name USS Missouri BB-63
Model Brief Length: 1352mm Beam:165 mm
Total Parts 1573
Metal Parts shaft,metal chain
Photo Etched Parts 11 pcs, 34 sprues , hull , decks , propeller and anchor
More Features " hull made from two-directional slide molds
- The Deck is split into two pieces
- two SC-1 w/ fine details.
- Accurately detailed gun
- 11 pieces of photo etched frets for handrails,ladders , radar parts etc."