USS ARLEIGH BURKE
DDG-51 model ship
The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers
is the United States Navy's first class of destroyer
built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D
multi-function phased array radar.
The first ship of
the class was commissioned on 4 July 1991. The
Arleigh Burke-class ships became the U.S. Navy's
only active destroyers and the class has the longest
production run for any US Navy surface combatant.
After the Fletcher class and Gearing class, the
Arleigh Burke class will be the most numerous class
of destroyer to ever serve in the US Navy.
With an overall
length of 510 feet (160 m), displacement of 9,200
tons, and weaponry including over 90 missiles, the
Arleigh Burke-class ships are larger and more
heavily armed than most previous ships classified as
guided missile cruisers.
Like all of our warship
models, this USS
Arleigh Burke ship model
has the following qualities:
- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction, weighing
less than 10 lbs (A solid hull of this model
would be over 40 lbs which feels like a heavy
toy rather than an art piece.)
hull construction comprised of many individual
thin pieces of wood, not several blocks stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the
- Light rust appearance
to give the ship a tough battle look (not a brand
new shiny toy)
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
36" long x 14" tall x 6" wide
For display case, please
Model Ship Display Case