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Scale: 1/426  (1/429 Revel kits' true scale, confirmed by Loren Perry, holder of the orginal Revell design documents)

Recommended for:

  • Revell 1/426 scale USS Arizona BB-39
  • Revell 1/426 scale USS Pennsylvania BB-38 
  • Revell 1/426 scale Pearl Harbor Set USS Arizona, Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero, Nakajima B5N2 Kate  


This model kit superstructure is intended to help the modeler convert any Revell USS Arizona BB-39 model kit to sistership USS Pennsylvania BB-38 in her final wartime appearance. This model represents the ship's "01 Level" superstructure, the former boat deck and 5"/51 cal. casemate gun positions, heavily modified to accept eight twin-gun 5"/38 cal. mounts (turrets).

Features:

  • fully assembled
  • overall dimensions and features scaled from official US Navy drawings.  Overall dimensions match scaled drawings by Thomas Walkowiak with details and funnel shape adjusted to match high-resolution photographs of the actual ship
  • accurately shaped deck, vents, and Bofors tub' splinter shields
  • planked deck with outer waterways. planking pattern and extents match high-resolution photos
  • recesses in planking for forward superstructure tower, funnel and aft superstructure tower, available separately
  • recess for funnel is an accurate ellipse, not an incorrect oval with slab sides, and matches the footprint of the Model Monkey-designed funnel available separately
  • pedestals for eight 5"/38 cal Mk.32 twin-gun mounts (turrets) accurately sized and positioned (5"/38 cal. mounts available separately)
  • doors of the correct 3-bar type accurately located, some doors open, with chevron-shaped rain deflectors
  • skylights and hatches accurately sized and located
  • raised tubs for Mk.51 and Mk.57 directors accurately located with splinter shields (directors not included)
  • accurate portholes of the correct size (12" and 16"), properly positioned, with rigol (eyebrow) detail
  • accurately located and integrated 20mm Oerlikon ready service ammunition lockers
  • small, subtle raised locator disks marking two 20mm Oerlikon positions at the aft outer corners (20mm Oerlikons not included)
  • accurately shaped and positioned quadruple 40mm Bofors tubs with subtle raised locator discs (quadruple 40mm Bofors mounts not included)
  • integrated barbette for 14"/45 cal. triple-gun turret (14"/45 cal. turrets available separately)

 

Instructions describing how to convert your USS Arizona kit to USS Pennsylvania are not provided with this product when shipped to you.  Please study the images shown in the carousel on this webpage to learn where each part goes, as well as online references such as photographs of USS Pennsylvania BB-38 found on NavSource, link:  http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/38a.htm

A set of detailed, scale plans of USS Pennsylvania as she appeared in 1945 are available from The Floating Drydock, link: http://www.floatingdrydock.com.

 

Note: USS Pennsylvania's upper deck, the deck that the 01 level rests on, was slightly longer than Arizona's at the aft end.  This 3D model is accurate for Pennsylvania's upper deck length.  For best fit, extend your Revell kits' deck slightly aft to fit your new 01 level.

 

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Also available:

  • USS Arizona BB-39

    • USS Arizona Superstructure 1934-1935
    • USS Arizona Superstructure 1936-1940
    • USS Arizona Superstructure 1941
    • USS Arizona 1.1 inch Director Platforms 1941
    • USS Arizona Funnel 1936-1941
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, no barrels (set of 2)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, with separate barrels (set of 2)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, with integrated barrels (set of 4)
    • USS Arizona Memorial
  • USS Pennsylvania BB-38
    • USS Pennsylvania Superstructure 1935-1940
    • USS Pennsylvania Superstructure 1941
    • USS Pennsylvania Funnel 1936-1942
    • USS Pennsylvania Vents
    • USS Pennsylvania Cranes
    • USS Arizona and Pennsylvania 14” Turrets
    • USS 5"/38 Mk.32 Mounts (set of 8) – late war
    • USS Mk.37 Directors (early square-back type, set of 4) - late war 
    • USS Pennsylvania BB-38 Forward Superstructure, 1945
    • USS Pennsylvania Funnel (smoke stack), 1943-1945
    • USS Pennsylvania 01 Level (former boat deck), 1945
    • USS Pennsylvania Aft Fire Control Tower, 1945
    • USS Pennsylvania's unique vents (set of 3)
    • 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin-gun Mounts (turrets, set of 8)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, no barrels (set of 2)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, with separate barrels (set of 2)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, with integrated barrels (set of 4)
    • Mk.34 Directors with Mk.13 airfoil-shaped Radar Antennas (set of 8)
    • Mk.37 Directors, early "square-back" (set of 8)
    • Metal or Acrylic Nameplate

1/426 USS Pennsylvania BB-38 01 Level, 1945

SKU: 426-BB38-01level-1945
$24.00Price