Following the release of the 1/700 scale BB-63 Missouri in July of 2004, Tamiya
introduces our second U.S. battleship to the Waterline Series, the BB-62 New
About the BB-62 New Jersey
Serving from 1943 to 1991, the BB-62 New Jersey is the most decorated battleship
in U.S. Naval history. Launched in 1942, the New Jersey was one of 4 Iowa class
battleships built by the U.S. Like other Iowa class ships she boasted a 45,000
ton displacement, an amazing 212,000hp, was packed with three turrets of 50
caliber 40.6cm triple guns, and despite her large size, with hull stretching
over 270m, was designed narrow enough to pass through the Panama Canal.
Following serving in major battles in the Pacific during WWII, she was then
deployed to both the Korean and Vietnam War. In 1982, she was upgraded with
modern technology and weapon�s systems enabling her to launch Tomahawk cruise
missiles and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. Whilst serving on missions in Central
America, she was rushed to the Mediterranean in 1983 to provide fire support in
Beirut, Lebanon. After serving in the Gulf War, she was decommissioned for the
last time in 1991.
About the Model
- 1/700 scale Waterline Series model of the BB-62
New Jersey following 1982 reforms.
- Constructed via left-right halves for easy
- Accurate reproduction of changes made in 1982
including lattice style mast, and Tomahawk and Harpoon launchers.
- 40.6cm triple guns are moveable thanks to use
- SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter included for quality
- Includes a large, detailed painting reference