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USS PENNSYLVANIA  ACR-4

                                                  the first successful aircraft landing

The USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4), also referred to as Armored Cruiser No. 4, was the lead ship of her six-ship class.  On January 18, 1911, Eugene Ely landed his Curtiss plane on a platform constructed on USS Pennsylvania's afterdeck anchored in San Francisco Bay using the first tailhook system.  This was the world's first successful aircraft landing on a ship, thus opening the era of naval aviation and aircraft carriers.

Future Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias served as a line officer aboard of the Pennsylvania which was renamed Pittsburgh in 2012.

Pittsburgh became flagship for two of the Commander-in-Chiefs, US Naval Forces European Waters, Admiral Philip Andrews in 1924–1925 and Vice-Admiral Roger Welles in 1925–1926.

 
 
 


Like all of our warship models, this USS PENNSYLVANIA ship model has the following qualities:

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction, weighing less than 30 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 120 lbs requires two strong persons and a fortified table.)

- Hollow superstructure comprised of many individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not few blocks stacking on top one another.

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

- Light rust appearance to give the ship a tough battle look (not a brand new shiny toy)


- >95% of parts are wood and metal
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60" long x 24" tall x 9" wide  
$9,200    s&h $220
 

Note: As long as you don't see the "sold" sign next to s&h $220, the model is still available for purchase.