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1/350 Iron Shipwrights USS Roper APD-20 "Wilkes" class conversion

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SKU:
ISW4048
$89.95
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit

Description

All Iron Shipwrights 1/350 Scale Model Kits Come with a Full Resin Hull, Pieces, Instructions, and Photoetch Parts for Ultimate Historical Accuracy. The USS Roper was one of 32 high speed troop transports converted from WW1 era Wickes class "4 piper" destroyers. Stripping out the forward machinery spaces made room for 150 troops (200 over short distances). Above decks the two forward funnels and all torpedo tubes were landed, to be replaced with four LCP(R) landing craft carried in davits. Other obvious changes involved plating in the bridge and replacing the 5" 51 caliber main gun armament with various 3", 40mm and 2mm weapons. Despite reduced propulsion these ships were capable of 23 knots and were used extensively in the Pacific island-hopping campaigns. Please note, all Iron Shipwrights products are made-to-order and may ship separately in a combined order.

Extra Information

Brand:
Iron Shipwrights
Section:
Ships
Scale:
1/350
Product type:
Model Kits