|1:700 USS South Dakota BB-49|
These 'super-dreadnoughts' were the last of their type to be designed for the US Navy. They would have mounted twelve 16" guns in four triple turrets. Though not much larger than the previous Maryland class (with which they shared a similar profile), these ships were more heavily armoured, and their speed was about the same as the previous classes. All six ships of this class fell victim to the 1921 Washington Treaty.
This kit is part of our 'Apprentice' Series, which gives you the basic components to construct a model of the South Dakota class with some components available from IHP or other sources. The Trumpeter 1:700 Maryland or West Virginia kits are excellent sources of parts or complete assemblies.
*Length: 11 3/4" (295mm)
*Detailed, resin waterline hull
*Detailed resin superstructure and gun turrets
*Basic Instructions available as .pdf files
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