Freetime hobbies is now accepting pre-orders on Blue Ridge Models 1/700 scale USS Massachusetts BB-2.
USS Massachusetts BB-2
Manufacturer - Blue Ridge Models
Scale - 1/700
Resin and Photo Etch Kit
Model No. - BRM70051
MSRP - $69.95
"USS Massachusetts (BB-2) was an Indiana-class battleship and the second United States Navy ship comparable to foreign battleships of the time. Authorized in 1890 and commissioned six years later, she was a small battleship, though with heavy armor and ordnance. The ship class also pioneered the use of an intermediate battery. She was designed for coastal defense and as a result her decks were not safe from high waves on the open ocean.
Massachusetts served in the Spanish–American War (1898) as part of the Flying Squadron and took part in the blockades of Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. She missed the decisive Battle of Santiago de Cuba after steaming to Guantánamo Bay the night before to resupply coal. After the war she served with the North Atlantic Squadron, performing training maneuvers and gunnery practice. During this period she suffered an explosion in an 8-inch gun turret, killing nine, and ran aground twice, requiring several months of repair both times. She was decommissioned in 1906 for modernization." ~ Ship Description Borrowed From Wiki
This 1/700 Scale USS Massachusetts BB-2 will be sold exclusively through Freetime Hobbies