Following the release of the 1/700 scale BB-63 Missouri in July of
2004, Tamiya introduces our second U.S. battleship to the Waterline
Series, the BB-62 New Jersey. Serving from 1943 to 1991, the BB-62 New
Jersey is the most decorated battleship in U.S. Naval history. Launched
in 1942, the New Jersey was one of 4 Iowa class battleships built by the
U.S. Like other Iowa class ships she boasted a 45,000 ton displacement,
an amazing 212,000hp, was packed with three turrets of 50 caliber
40.6cm triple guns, and despite her large size, with hull stretching
over 270m, was designed narrow enough to pass through the Panama Canal.
Following serving in major battles in the Pacific during WWII, she was
then deployed to both the Korean and Vietnam War. In 1982, she was
upgraded with modern technology and weapons systems enabling her to
launch Tomahawk cruise missiles and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. Whilst
serving on missions in Central America, she was rushed to the
Mediterranean in 1983 to provide fire support in Beirut, Lebanon. After
serving in the Gulf War, she was decommissioned for the last time in
Paint and assembly required.
Athearn HO G2 SD60M Tri-Clops with DCC & Sound BNSF #9206
Bowser HO GMD SD40-2 - Standard DC - Executive Line -- Algoma Central #188 (gray, maroon, yellow)
Athearn HO G2 SD60M Tri-Clops, Union Pacific ( UP ) #6237
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