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USS TEXAS BB-35

Texas is the last of the battleships that participated in World War I and the Second World War.  She was considered the most powerful warship afloat because of her ten 14"/45 guns in five twin turrets.  Texas was commissioned in March 1914 and proceeded almost immediately to Mexican waters where she joined the Special Service Squadron following the "Vera Cruz Incident". She returned to Atlantic Fleet operations in the fall of 1914, after the Mexican crisis was resolved.  In 1916 Texas became the first U. S. battleship to mount anti-aircraft guns and the first to control gunfire with directors and range-keepers, analog forerunners of today's computers.

   

 

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

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 30 lbs which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art piece.)

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

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

- >95% of parts are wood and metal
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- Rust appearance to portray realism: A tough battle look , not a shiny toy.  


 
40" long x 13" tall x 9" wide
  $2,900     S & H is $90  sold out