Trumpeter 1/200 USS Iowa BB61 Battleship Battle of Leyte Gulf 1944 (New Tool)
USS Iowa (BB-61) was the lead ship of her class of battleship, and was the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic Ocean during WWII. When transferred to the Pacific Fleet in 1944, Iowa shelled beachheads at Kwajalein and Eniwetok in advance of Allied amphibious landings. During the Korean War, Iowa was involved in raids on the North
Korean coast. After being decommissioned, she was reactivated in 1984 and operated in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets to counter the recently expanded Soviet Navy. In April 1989, an explosion of undetermined origin wrecked her No.2 gun turret, killing 47 sailors. In 2011, Iowa was donated to the Los Angeles–based non-profit Pacific Battleship Center and was permanently moved to Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, where she was opened to the public to serve as a museum. Kit consists of over 1520 parts on 34 sprues and includes metal chain and shaft, photo-etched handrails, ladders and radar parts and two OS2U aircraft. Completed kit measures over 53” long!