Posted 10 years ago
My great uncle wilson was on the USS Arizona before the attack that sunk her in pearl harbor,and these were made from actual shells from that ship.
his son has the other 4 of this set,and he still lives in hawaii,and i was told these actually had a practical application at one time.
They were used on the ships "planning board",these represented actual planes "on deck"so the ship commander could see what and where certain planes were in relation to plane in line to take off and such.
i asked why the planes had no wheels like the "real "planes and was told so they could be slid from place to place yet stay in place and not roll all over confuseing their planning.