Battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) 1/1250 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas

$ 24.99

1/1250 Scale Battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) - Length: 8.5", Width: 1.25"
 
The collection of World War II Warships from Atlas at 1/1250 scale come already assembled and painted. There is no assembly or painting needed. They are constructed of diecast metal and plastic parts. They have no moving parts. Each ship is attached to a removable display stand and each display stand has a metal nameplate. The base of the stand measures 4.75" by 1.75".
 
These models are made for display and are not really toys. They are very fragile and will not last long if played with. The recommended age is 14 years and older.
 
The models come packaged inside a plastic shell and this in turn is inside a cardboard box measuring 10.25" by 2" by 4"
 

USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the U.S. state of MissouriMissouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and was best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.

Missouri was ordered in 1940 and commissioned in June 1944. In the Pacific Theater of World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and shelled the Japanese home islands, and she fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. She was decommissioned in 1955 into the United States Navy reserve fleets (the "Mothball Fleet"), but reactivated and modernized in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan, and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in January/February 1991.

Missouri received a total of 11 battle stars for service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, and was finally decommissioned on 31 March 1992, but remained on theNaval Vessel Register until her name was struck in January 1995. In 1998, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor.

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