The 207-meter 37,970-ton displacement USS Massachusetts was the seventh ship of the US Navy to bear that name, and was launched on September 23, 1941. She served with distinction throughout WWII, earning 11 battlestars and having the distinction of no US Naval personnel killed in action on her decks during the war. She was known as "the workhorse of the fleet."
Trumpeter's massive 1/350 Massachusetts is a welcome addition to the scale, and can be built as either a waterline or full-hull model. A nice drydock-style stand is included for the full-hull version, as well as a nameplate. Fine detail is evident throughout. The 16-inch guns can be built either with movable guns (the fun choice) or fixed guns with the canvas boots in place (the more accurate choice). Includes two OS2U-1 seaplanes. Decals are provided for the Massachusetts and its two aircraft.