Atlantis Models 1:480 USS Pittsburgh CA-72 Heavy Cruiser Ship Plastic Model Kit

Part Number: AMCH457

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The Longest Ship in the World!

At 6:00 in the evening of June 4th 1945, the winds became gusty and throughout the night the barometer crept ominously down. By early morning, the Pittsburgh was battling 100 foot waves in a screaming wind. All at once, near the bow, the deck buckled. Then the entire bow shot upward and with a roar, it ripped completely off! Pittsburgh was masterfully maneuvered backward to keep her stern from being rammed by her own bow, which was tossing freely in the water. For seven hours the crew labored against the pounding sea to shore the gaping forward bulkhead. Incredibly, without a single man lost, Pittsburgh arrived in Guam-- a ship without a bow! There, a false bow was fitted on her before she sailed back to the United States for permanent repair. The original bow of the cruiser was later towed to Guam. Admiral William Halsey dubbed it "a suburb of Pittsburgh" and, to this day, the USS Pittsburgh is called "the Longest Ship in the World", with hundreds of miles between her bow and stern.

1/490 Scale. Measures 16.75 inches long. Comes with decals for entire Baltimore Class of Heavy Cruisers. Flag sheet included with detailed instructions. Features movable guns, rotating turrets, 2 scout planes with catapults and crane, display stand.  Skill level 2.


  • The model measures 16.75 inches long
  • Paint and glue are sold separately
  • 77 parts
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    Part Number AMCH457
    Manufacturer Atlantis Models


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