Posted 1 year ago
At the Palm Springs Air Museum there are five very large scale ship models. Personally I think these are some of the most interesting displays in the museum as they are very well detailed and unique. These are all US warships.
Starting off is the USS Missouri BB63. It is an Iowa class battleship. I may have gone with a different class because everyone makes a model of the Missouri. But this is the largest and most detailed I have seen. Looked to be about 10 feet long.
Next is a Gato class submarine. Let me see which one. USS Rasher. As can be seen it has a very detailed interior.
Another with a highly detailed interior is the USS Sullivans and it is a Fletcher Class destroyer. This photo shows the amidships turret which seems awkward but gave the ship great balance. The next class had double gun turrets with 2 fore and made the ship very front heavy.
Last is either Saratoga or Lexington. Ah it is Lexington. It was completed in 1927 and was a bit old by WWII. Got sunk at Coral Sea. They should have save Saratoga as very few ships remain from that time