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Plastic Models - Trumpeter - 05783 - USS Baltimore CA-68 1943

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Brand Trumpeter (Details)
Name USS Baltimore CA-68 1943
Stock Number 05783
UPC/GTIN Number 6922803657240
Scale 1/700
Category Warships
Country China (Details)
Warship USS Baltimore (CA-68) (Details)
Primary Material Plastic



Kit Components: Total Sprues 14pcs sprues plus lower hull, upper hull, decks and waterline plate and display stand

Class:
The Baltimore-class cruiser (and the three ship Oregon City class sub-class) was a type of heavy cruiser in the United States Navy from the last years of World War II. Fast and heavily armed, ships like the Baltimore cruisers were mainly used by the Navy in World War II to protect the fast aircraft carriers in carrier battle groups. With their strong anti-aircraft armament, Baltimores could contribute especially in air defenses of these battle groups. Additionally, their 8-inch main guns and smaller medium guns were regularly used to bombard land targets in support of amphibious landings. After the war, only St Paul, Macon, Toledo, Columbus, Bremerton, Helena, Albany, and Rochester remained in service, while the rest were moved to the reserve fleet. All except Boston, Canberra, Chicago and Fall River were reactivated for the Korean War. By 1971, all ships remaining in the original design configuration were decommissioned, and started showing up in the scrap-sale lists. However, four Baltimore-class cruisers were refitted and converted into some of the first guided missile cruisers in the world, becoming two of the three Albany-class and two Boston-class cruisers. The last of these was decommissioned in 1980, with the Chicago lasting until 1991 in reserve. No example of the Baltimore class still exists.

History:
USS Baltimore (CA-68) was the lead ship of her class of heavy cruiser, the fifth ship of the United States Navy named after the city of Baltimore, Maryland.

Info:
Trumpeter is a Chinese company that manufactures plastic injection moulding military model kits. Their product line consists of model ships, aircraft, cars and military ground vehicles. The company is located in Zhongshan, China, just north of Macau. All of the design and development is done at this site and production facilities on site extend to full mold making engineering using spark erosion techniques.The factory has the capacity to take production from computer design right through to packaging with some outsourcing done on things like photo etched parts. Not only are they making models for the Trumpeter label but, under license, also for a number of other brands like Hobby Boss, Mini Hobby and even Fujimi Mokei[citation needed] and Pit-Road.

Item created by: gdm on 2019-11-05 16:58:08

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