According to the original plan, only two South Dakota-class battleships will be built, and the newer Iowa-class battleships will be built under the number BB-59. The need of war made production speed up, so BB-59 and BB-60 followed the South Dakota design and were quickly built. This class of battleship is basically the same as the North Carolina class in all aspects, but there are still many improvements, such as a shorter hull, only one chimney, new armor and underwater protection systems, and so on. The shorter hull design turned out to be unsuccessful, especially limiting the placement of anti-aircraft guns in the superstructure. As the length of the superstructure was shortened, the anti-aircraft guns could not exert their firepower well. The twin-mounted 127mm secondary guns are arranged on decks 01 and 02, which is different from the North Carolina class's secondary guns on the main deck and deck 01. In any case, this is an excellent and effective warship of the first class, and it accomplished their mission in World War II. Like other warships in the same period, they were quickly surpassed by the tremendous changes in naval battles and quickly ended their historical mission. Item No. 05762 Product name USS Alabama BB-60 battleship Barcode 9580208057620 Product ratio 1:700 Product Type Static Warship Model Brief Length: 297.1mm Beam: 48.04mm Total number of parts 358pcs Metal parts n/a Etched parts n/a Film film n/a Resin parts n/a Total number of sprues 9 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, deck, waterline plate and stand Paint Schemes USS Alabama (BB-60) Released Date 2010-03 More Description "Hull -One-piece slide-molded upper hull -Lower hull made from two-directional slide molds -Sponsons are represented on lower hull by slide-mold te"