THE MENG (PS-004) -1/700 US Navy "Missouri" Battleship (BB-63) " Unboxing AND Review + full History of the ship

Now MENG releases two brand new 1/700 PS series warship model kits: PS-003 German Navy Battleship Bismarck and PS-004 U.S. Navy Battleship Missouri (BB-63). Like the previous PS series products, these two kits also feature snap-fit design and pre-colored parts. These two models also have proper details and accurate profiles. Modelers have the options to build them as waterline or full hull models. No matter you are experienced modelers or just beginners, these two kits can bring you the fun you want

 

History of the ship

USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named after the U.S. state of Missouri. Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.

Missouri was ordered in 1940 and commissioned in June 1944. In the Pacific Theater of World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and shelled the Japanese home islands, and she fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. She was decommissioned in 1955 into the United States Navy reserve fleets (the "Mothball Fleet"), but reactivated and modernized in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan, and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in January/February 1991.

Missouri received a total of 11 battle stars for service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, and was finally decommissioned on 31 March 1992 after serving a total of 16 years of active service, but remained on the Naval Vessel Register until her name was struck in January 1995. In 1998, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor.

Construction

Missouri was one of the Iowa-class "fast battleship" designs planned in 1938 by the Preliminary Design Branch at the Bureau of Construction and Repair. She was laid down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 6 January 1941, launched on 29 January 1944 and commissioned on 11 June with Captain William Callaghan in command. The ship was the third of the Iowa class, but the fourth and final Iowa-class ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy. The ship was christened at her launching by Mary Margaret Truman, daughter of Harry S. Truman, then a United States Senator from Missouri.

Missouri's main battery consisted of nine 16 in (406 mm)/50 cal Mark 7 guns, which could fire 2,700 lb (1,200 kg) armor-piercing shells some 20 mi (32.2 km). Her secondary battery consisted of twenty 5 in (127 mm)/38 cal guns in twin turrets, with a range of about 10 mi (16 km). With the advent of air power and the need to gain and maintain air superiority came a need to protect the growing fleet of allied aircraft carriers; to this end, Missouri was fitted with an array of Oerlikon 20 mm and Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft guns to defend allied carriers from enemy airstrikes. When reactivated in 1984 Missouri had her 20 mm and 40 mm AA guns removed, and was outfitted with Phalanx CIWS mounts for protection against enemy missiles and aircraft, and Armored Box Launchers and Quad Cell Launchers designed to fire Tomahawk missiles and Harpoon missiles, respectively.Missouri and her sister ship Wisconsin were fitted with thicker traverse bulkhead armor, 14.5 inches (370 mm), compared to 11.3 inches (290 mm) in the first two ships of her class, the Iowa and New Jersey.

Missouri was the last U.S. battleship to be completed. Wisconsin, the highest-numbered U.S. battleship built, was completed before Missouri; BB-65 to BB-71 were ordered but cancelled.

World War II (1944–1945)

Shakedown and service with Task Force 58, Admiral Mitscher

After trials off New York and shakedown and battle practice in the Chesapeake Bay, Missouri departed Norfolk, Virginia on 11 November 1944, transited the Panama Canal on 18 November and steamed to San Francisco for final fitting out as fleet flagship. She stood out of San Francisco Bay on 14 December and arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 24 December 1944. She departed Hawaii on 2 January 1945 and arrived in Ulithi, West Caroline Islands on 13 January. There she was temporary headquarters ship for Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher. The battleship put to sea on 27 January to serve in the screen of the Lexington carrier task group of Mitscher's TF 58, and on 16 February the task force's aircraft carriers launched the first naval air strikes against Japan since the famed Doolittle raid, which had been launched from the carrier Hornet in April 1942.

Missouri then steamed with the carriers to Iwo Jima where her main guns provided direct and continuous support to the invasion landings begun on 19 February. After TF 58 returned to Ulithi on 5 March, Missouri was assigned to the Yorktowncarrier task group. On 14 March, Missouri departed Ulithi in the screen of the fast carriers and steamed to the Japanese mainland. During strikes against targets along the coast of the Inland Sea of Japan beginning on 18 March, Missouri shot down four Japanese aircraft.

Raids against airfields and naval bases near the Inland Sea and southwestern Honshū continued. When the carrier Franklinincurred battle damage, the Missouri's carrier task group provided cover for the Franklin's retirement toward Ulithi until 22 March, then set course for pre-invasion strikes and bombardment of Okinawa.

Missouri joined the fast battleships of TF 58 in bombarding the southeast coast of Okinawa on 24 March, an action intended to draw enemy strength from the west coast beaches that would be the actual site of invasion landings. Missouri rejoined the screen of the carriers as Marine and Army units stormed the shores of Okinawa on the morning of 1 April. An attack by Japanese forces was repulsed successfully.


 

the kit and Unboxing it

painting instructions

Kit contains

The hull

decals

KIT PARTS

 

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kitsworld decals ON 1/72 AND 1/48 Future Releases – COMING SOON

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KW148169 Northrop P-61 Black Widows – 6 Shemes on this sheet.

P-61A-5, 42-5534 Shoo Shoo Baby, 422nd NFS, based at Chateaudun, France, late 1944.
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KW148170 Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter 

KW148170 Northrop P-61 Black Widows – 6 Shemes on this sheet.

P-61A-10, 42-5616 Merry-Widow, 426th NFS, based at Kunming, China, late 1944.
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High quality WWII nose art

AFV CLUB 1/48 Two seats AIDC F-CK-1D MLU Ching Kuo AR48109 – From start to finish + more Future kits

IDF (Indigenous Defense Fighter) F-CK-1C "Ching-kuo" national defense fighter "by the country" by the number fighters in the development stage, the name of the aircraft in the airplane named self-defense fighters IDF, Republic of 77 years 12 The F-CK-1A / B model was given to the F-CK-1A / B model (F refers to the fighter, CK is the name "by country" in English, 1 for the first And the A / B type of single, two-seat machine.) 90 years of the Air Force launched the "ASL project" performance improvement case to enhance the country's avionics, warfare and other systems and ground attack capability, and To solve the problem of disappearance of the source of the problem. ASL problem painting by the Hang Seng Center restructuring Han Han Xiang manufacturing manufacturing two prototype, and called F-KK-1C / D, prototype machine on the original "Xiang Sheng" words, 96 years March 27 by the President's words named "Eagle fighter." However, the Air Force did not fully accept the "ASL project" all the upgrade project, the other (MLU), which is now known as F-CK-1A / B MLU, which has been upgraded by the numbering fleet after the completion of the upgrade. The exhibition will be upgraded from the 98th Tainan 443, which will be upgraded from 98. With the addition of the "Xiang Zhan II" project, it will be further upgraded to Taichung Qingquan Gang 427 through the country. In order to simplify the name, the Air Force will complete the upgraded fighter from F-CK-1A / B MLU to F-CK-1C / D, referred to as IDF C / D, the day by the President Ma Ying-jeou officially announced to turn into an army.

To be continued ….


 

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