THE MIGHTY MO

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THE MIGHTY MO

Well covered in the larger scales, Academy’s 1/700 World War Two-period USS Missouri is explored by Andy Davies.

Academy 1/700 USS Missouri

Built during World War Two in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, USS Missouri (BB-63) is the youngest of the Iowa-class battleships, following USS Iowa (BB-61), USS New Jersey (BB-62), and USS Wisconsin (BB-64).Like its sister ships, Missouri was designed as a fast battleship, balancing firepower and armour without sacrificing speed. The ship’s 887ft 3in (270.4m) length accommodated four large engines with 212,000 shaft horsepower, allowing the battleship to achieve speeds in excess of 33 knots, a significant improvement from the 27kts of the preceding South Dakota-class, despite carrying a heavier main armament.

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