The lead ship in her own class of cruisers, the USS Alaska was ordered in September of 1940 and entered service in June of 1944. Though she saw limited service in World War II due to her late commissioning, she did assist in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns, providing anti-aircraft support for various carrier tasks forces. After the war, she helped in the occupation of Korea. She was decommissioned on February 17, 1947.
An impressive centerpiece in your Naval showcase, this premium 1/350 scale plastic kit features a separate hull and deck (with molded wood grain), a detailed superstructure, realistic weaponry (including 305mm, 127mm, 40mm, and 20mm main guns), separate life boats, numerous photo-etched parts (including railings, cranes, radars, stairs, catapults, brackets, yardarms, and platforms), a length of chain, two clear sprues, an SC-1 Kingfisher floatplane, aircraft insignia, U.S. flags, and an engraved nameplate display stand. Assembly required. 1,150+ pieces. Skill level 4. Measures approximately 27¼" long.