USS Texas BB-35

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USS Texas BB-35

Postby afilter » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Ship:USS Texas BB-35
Manufacturer:GHQ
Scale:1/2400

I Decided I need to have a small American Presence with The Grand Fleet. I could not think of a better choice than USS Texas.

I have never tried a GHQ Model, so I decided it was time. They are very nice and the detail is great and they should be for the price compared to other options.


I give you USS Texas:

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From Wiki:
USS Texas (BB-35), the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Texas, is a New York-class battleship. The ship was launched on 18 May 1912 and commissioned on 12 March 1914.

Soon after her commissioning, Texas saw action in Mexican waters following the "Tampico Incident" and made numerous sorties into the North Sea during World War I. When the United States formally entered World War II in 1941, Texas took on the role of escorting war convoys across the Atlantic, and she later shelled Axis-held beaches for the North African campaign and the Normandy Landings before being transferred to the Pacific Theater late in 1944 to provide naval gunfire support during the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Texas was decommissioned in 1948, having earned a total of five battle stars for service in World War II, and is presently a museum ship near Houston, Texas. Among the world's remaining battleships, Texas is notable for being the oldest remaining dreadnought battleship.[A 1] She is also noteworthy for being one of only six remaining ships to have served in both World Wars.[12][A 2] Among US-built battleships, Texas is notable for her sizable number of firsts: the first US battleship to mount anti-aircraft guns, the first US ship to control gunfire with directors and range-keepers (analog forerunners of today's computers), the first US battleship to launch an aircraft,[13] one of the first to receive the CXAM-1 version of CXAM commercial radar in the US Navy,[A 3] the first US battleship to become a permanent museum ship,[A 4][13] and the first battleship declared to be a US National Historic Landmark.[A 5]
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Postby rcbecker1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:14 am

Nice figs but as you say pricey.
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Postby Captain Chum » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:29 am

Nice looking :)
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