Scale: 1/96     (1/8 inch = 1 foot)

Includes parts to build 2 cranes.

Recommended to help build USS Pennsylvania BB-38 from the Scale Shipyard 1/96 USS Arizona BB-39 hull (# WHU-B3).

These models represent the two large boat/aircraft cranes of USS Pennsylvania BB-38.  


Unlike the port and starboard crane kingposts and turntables, which were mirrored left- and right-handed, the booms for the cranes were identical.  

USS Pennsylvania's cranes were significantly different than sistership USS Arizona's cranes.


  • overall dimensions and shapes match scale drawings by the late Alan B. Chesley
  • includes two identical crane booms with equipment platforms and winches, and two kingposts with separate turntables (the large round structures).  The kingposts and turntables are properly "mirrored", one each for the portside crane and the other for the starboard side crane
  • turntables are to placed over the kingposts.  The bases of the booms will rest on top of the turntables.  The turntables can be left free (unglued) so that the booms can swing to any realistic position
  • bolt, nuts and rivets all realistically designed and carefully located to precisely match high-resolution photos of the actual cranes taken at Mare Island in Februrary-March 1942


This model is also available from Shapeways in different materials.  Link:

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1/96 USS Pennsylvania BB-38 Cranes

SKU: 96-BB38-cranes-2

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