Scale: 1/700

Recommended for:

  • Dragon 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39  (1941) 
  • Dragon 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39 + IJN Type 97 "Kate" Carrier Bomber "Pearl Harbour Attack" 7 December 1941
  • Dragon 1/700 scale USS Pennsylvania BB-38  (1944) 
  • Hobby Boss 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39  (1941) 
  • MidShip Models 1/700 scale USS Pennsylvania BB-38 (1941)
  • Mini Hobby Models 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39  (1941) 
  • and more!

This four-part set is intended to help the modeler convert any 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39 or USS Pennsylvania BB-38 model kit to USS Pennsylvania BB-38 in her final wartime appearance. This model includes:


  1. Forward Command and Control Tower
  2. 01 Level (former boat deck)
  3. Funnel
  4. Aft Fire Control Tower

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:

A set of detailed, scale plans of USS Pennsylvania BB-38 as she appeared in 1945 are available from The Floating Drydock (click here).



  • 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
  • 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)
  • integrated barbette for 14"/45 cal. triple-gun turret (14"/45 cal. turrets available separately)
  • funnel accurately elliptical in shape, not an oval shape with slab sides as many kits and plans erroneously depict
  • accurately shaped steam pipes and incinerator exhaust for 1943-1945, correctly located for USS Pennsylvania (incinerator and steam pipe locations not the same as Arizona's)
  • open smoke pipe with correct interior "bend", hollow all the way through
  • integrated aft mast
  • antenna trunks
  • open flag lockers


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1/700 USS Pennsylvania BB-38 Superstructure Set, 1945

SKU: 700-BB38-superstructure-set-1945