Forces of Valour have produced another great authentic replica of one of the worlds most known ships USS ARIZONA BB-39 Pennsylvania-class Battleship in 1:700 scale. 1/700 scale, USS Arizona (BB-39) die cast model features an amazing attention to historical authenticity including a revised colour scheme (based on thorough visual research), realistic deck and superstructure details, a new wooden-look presentation stand, and a sea-wave blister for unique waterline display. Actual model size approx. 26.5 cms or 10¼” long.
Background history on the USS Arizona
Built in the 1910s in honour of the 48th state’s recent admission into the union, the USS Arizona battleship was the last of the Pennsylvania-class of “Super Dreadnoughts.” During World War I, though operational, the vessel remained stateside; it was, however, one of a number of ships to transport President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference after the conflict. Most memorably, of course, the USS Arizona was struck and sank during the Japanese bombing at Pearl Harbor, killing 1,177 American officers and crewmen