On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy and Army installations at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The U.S.S. Arizona was a victim of the first wave of attacks when bombs detonated her forward powder magazines, blowing off her bow and sending her to the bottom... but that is only the end of a long story and a proud ship.
Launched during WW1, the Arizona had many claims to mark her fame. She provided convoy protection in the Atlantic, Training for gunnery, made several trips to Europe at the end of the war (including as part of the honor guard bearing President Wilson to the Paris peace talks) and even served as Admiral Nimitz’ Flagship for a time. She under-went several major refits (the last of which was finished just prior to her un-timely demise), made numerous peace-time cruises and took part in many other major Fleet events and celebrations. A very proud ship well worth remembering! Here I have created a model of the Arizona BB-39 after her major overhaul in the early 1930`s, I`ve tried to make her as accurate as I’m able and complete in details as possible given my current skills... Enjoy!!
The USS Arizona model includes over 70 moving parts, such as: guns, cranes, turrets, spotlights, and propellers.
* Main USS Arizona battleship
* All guns and turrets are separate groups for easier animation.
* All propellers are separate groups for easier animation.
* Aircraft launcher is a separate group.
* Anchors are separate groups, which can be hidden or shown.
* 2 low polygon O3U Corsair floatplanes
Original model created by Chris Schell. Uploaded for sale here with his permission.