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HobbyBoss USS Alaska

FineScale Modeler reviews the 1/350 scale plastic model ship kit
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FineScale Modeler reviews the 1/350 scale plastic model ship kit Authorized under the Fleet Expansion Act of 1940, but not commissioned until June 1944, this class was rapidly superseded by aircraft carriers as the primary ships of World War II after Guadalcanal. Armored against 10-inch shells, but with 1930s-era torpedo defenses, Alaska found its niche as a fast anti-aircraft escort, firing up to 25,000 rounds of 20mm, 40mm, and 127mm ammunition per minute from a fast, stable platform.

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