Tuesday, March 8, 2011

US Battleships 1898

USS Iowa in 1:1200
An improvement on Indiana, trading down in armament for a raised fo'csle and improved speed and sea-keeping.  These models are basic but capture the basic "monopoly token" appearance of the originals - short with lots of turrets.  The extra deck on the Iowa stands out clearly.
USS Iowa c. 1898

USS Indiana in 1:1200 

The first class of US Battleships, suffered from low freeboard compared to foreign ships.  However, the Oregon made the trip round Cape Horn from San Francisco to the Florida keys.

USS Indiana in c. 1898

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