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Trumpeter 05303- 1/350 USS BB-55 North Carolina battleship

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Trumpeter 05303- 1/350 USS BB-55 North Carolina battleship

£65.00

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  Length overall: 222.1m Beam: 33m Draft: 10.8m Displacement Standard:36600t Full Load:46700t The North Carolina (BB-55) was laid down 27 October 1937 by New York Naval Shipyard; launched 13 June 1940 and commissioned at New York 9 April 1941. North Carolina completed her shakedown in the Caribbean prior to the Pearl Harbor attack, and after intensive war exercises, entered the Pacific 10 June 1942. When the U.S. attacked Guadalcanal in early August of 1942, North Carolina was the only U.S. battleship available to provide protection for the carriers Wasp CV-7, Saratoga CV-3 and Enterprise CV-6. In the Battle of the Eastern Solomon, North Carolina forever changed the role of the new battleships when she shot down seven Japanese planes in one battle. After that battle it would not be uncommon for fast battleship to screen aircraft carriers due to their massive anti-aircraft batteries. On the afternoon of September 15 1942, one torpedo was hit the North Carolina. The torpedo hit tore a hole 10 meter long and 6 meter high in the shell plating and caused 5 dead. After inactivation, she decommissioned at New York 27 June 1947. On 29 April 1962 she was dedicated at Wilmington, N.C., as a memorial to North Carolinians of all services killed in World War II. North Carolina received 12 battle stars for World War II service.


Item No    05303
Item Name    USS BB-55 North Carolina battleship
Bar Code    n/a
Scale    1:350
Item Type    Static Kit
Model Brief    Length: 635 mm Width: 95mm
Total Parts    634pcs
Metal Parts    n/a
Photo Etched Parts    n/a
Film Parts    n/a
Resin Parts    n/a
Total Sprues    12pcs sprues plus lower hull, upper hull, decks and waterline plate and display stand
Paint Schemes   1944 Measure 32
Released Date    n/a
More Features    Either waterline version or full hull version can be selected.

Paint and thinners classify as flammable liquid and can only be sent via our specialised contract to Mainland UK as they are dangerous goods. The cost of this is rather high per parcel so we have a minimum paint/thinners order of 6 tins/bottles to allow us to reduce the postage cost to our customers.  
The minimum order is 6 tins of paint or bottles of thinners or a combination of both. 1 bottle of thinners counts as 1 tin. The paint can be a combination of any colour and tins within coloursets count as individual tins.  If you require any help with this please contact us.
We can send out orders of less than 6 tins/bottles but they incur an extra postage charge. Please contact us if you wish to order less than the minimum. 

We are now offering a special order option for out of stock items. If an item is out of stock and available for special order you will see a clickable button for "special order". Payment is required at time of ordering. Once added to cart, you can checkout, select postage method and make payment as per the usual procedure. 

Special order stock is not in stock with us at the time of ordering. We will order the item in for you.

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