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 two-part model kit superstructure is intended to help the modeler convert any Revell USS Arizona BB-39 or USS Pennsylvania BB-38 model kit to USS Pennsylvania BB-38 in her final wartime appearance. This model represents the ship's enormous forward command and control tower with distinctive fighting top, supporting tripod, air defense station, Mk.37 fire control director bases, and signal deck.


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 (click here).

A set of detailed, scale plans of USS Pennsylvania as she appeared in 1945 are available from The Floating Drydock (click here).


  • fully assembled
  • overall dimensions and features scaled from official US Navy drawings.  Overall dimensions match scaled drawings by Thomas Walkowiak with details adjusted to match hi-resolution photographs of the actual ship
  • accurately shaped decks, deckhouses and splinter shields
  • properly shaped navigation bridge and pilot house
  • accurately shaped and detailed fighting top with external bolthead detail and intricate internal structure
  • accurately shaped fighting top rooftop radar platform with below-platform structural details
  • accurately shaped air defense deck with unusual mid-deck sloped ramp
  • accurately positioned air defense lookout shelters with open scuttles
  • accurate doors in accurate positions, some doors open, with chevron-shaped rain deflectors
  • accurate portholes of the correct size (12" and 16"), properly positioned, with rigol (eyebrow) detail
  • open top flag lockers with perforated rear supports
  • accurately located and integrated 20mm Oerlikon ready service ammunition lockers
  • small, subtle raised locator disks marking 20mm Oerlikon positions (Oerlikons not included)
  • "battle light" detail
  • Mk.37 secondary battery fire control director bases (Mk.37 directors available separately)
  • accurately shaped and positioned twin-gun 40mm Bofors tub
  • heavy under-deck supporting structural details, accurately shaped and positioned

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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 Forward Superstructure, 1945

SKU: 426-BB38-Superstructure-1945