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Forces of Valor 861008A
Pennsylvania-class Battleship Diecast Model
USN, BB-39 USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor, HI, December 7th 1941

1:700 Scale   Length   Width
Pennsylvania-class Battleship   10.5"   1.75"

On December 7th, 1941 at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time, the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor was pre-emptively attacked by the Empire of Japan to prevent the US Pacific Fleet from interfering with planned Japanese military actions in Southeast Asia. The attack was carried out by 353 fighters, bombers and torpedo planes, launched in two waves from a task force of six aircraft carriers (Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, Hiryu, Shokaku, and Zuikaku) northwest of Hawaii. The damage inflicted was massive. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk, in addition to damaging or sinking three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured. The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. The following day (December 8), the United States declared war on Japan. There were numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action by Japan. However, the lack of any formal warning, particularly while negotiations were still apparently ongoing, led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy".

Pennsylvania-class Battleship

Designed as super-dreadnought battleships, the Pennsylvania class battleships were constructed just prior to WWI.

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Forces of Valor

The "Forces of Valor" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of naval warships.

"Forces of Valor" diecast warships feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turrets, elevating cannons and accurate hull.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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