Atlantis USS Pittsburgh CA-72 Model Battleship H457
The U.S. Navy recruit who is asked, "What is the longest ship in the world?" ranks with seasoned Sailors when he answers: "the USS Pittsburgh!" The USS Pittsburgh has a special place in naval history. Only part of her story lies in her Battle Scars and decorations- two Battle Stars, the Navy Occupation Service Medal and the China Service Medal for meritorious peacetime service.
In 1945, the quick retort of her guns covered our ground troops in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima. She rescued 34 men of the flaming USS Franklin, when it had been hit by two 500 lb bombs, then saved the crippled carrier while fighting off enemy planes. Within the month she was at Okinawa resisting heavy air raids. Here two of her Scout planes located missing men in the heaving waters and daringly plucked them out under enemy fire.
- Skill Level: 3
- Scale 1:490
- Cement and paint required
- Ages 14+
- UPC: 850002740158