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Tarawa Class (LHA)
Model featured: LHA-2, USS Saipan
- circa 1980 -

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Any Tarawa Class Assault Ship - custom model
Replicated with fixed closed stern gate.
* includes 46 accessory flight deck pieces

Scale 1:350 / 29"
Price: $1899

1/3 deposit $633

Scale 1:280 / 36"
Price: $2199

1/3 deposit $733

Scale 1:240 / 41"
Price: $2499

1/3 deposit $833

We'll contact you for details after you order.

Prices include free world-wide shipping

Fully assembled museum quality wooden desk-top display models custom built as to your designated circa including flagging and personalized brass plate.

Any Tarawa Class Assault Ship, custom model
Replicated with open stern gate.
* 2 LCUs and 46 accessory pieces included *

Scale 1:350 / 29"
Price: $2199

1/3 deposit $733

Scale 1:280 / 36"
Price: $2499

1/3 deposit $833

Scale 1:240 / 41"
Price: $2799

1/3 deposit $933

We'll contact you for preferences.

Amphibious Assault Ships are designed to maintain what the Marine Corps calls "tactical integrity"  - getting a balanced force to the same place at the same time.

The primary war-fighting mission of the Tarawa Class (LHA)is to land and sustain US Marines during hostilities. The ships serve as the centerpiece of a multi-ship Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) composed of approximately 5,000 personnel. Each ship carries one LCAC hovercraft.

 

Tarawa Class Ships
Hull # / ship name Commissioned Status
LHA-1 Tarawa May 1976 San Diego, CA
LHA-2 Saipan Sep 1978 Norfolk, VA
LHA-3 Belleau Wood Sep 1978 San Diego, CA
LHA-4 Nassau July 1979 Norfolk, VA
LHA-5 Peleiu May 1980 San Diego, CA

 


Tarawa Class specifications

Length

833 ft
Beam 106 ft, Flight Deck 132 ft wide
Displacement 39,300 tons fully loaded
Power Plant 2 boilers, 2 geared turbines, shp
Screws/Speed 2 screws, 2 rudders, 24 knots
Complement 82 officers, 882 enlisted, 1900 Marines
Armament 1980: three 5" guns, 2 SeaSparrow launchers, 5 .50 cal MGs
Later: 2 RAMs, two CIWS, 4 25mm  gun mounts, 5 .50 cal MGs
Aircraft Varies, up to 6 AV-8B, 4 AH-1W,
12 CH-46, 9 CH-53 and 4 UH-1H
Well Deck 1 LCAC, 2 LCU, 4 LCPL

 

 

 



 


OPEN STERN GATE includes
2 LCU and 46 accessory pieces.
FIXED CLOSED STERN GATE includes
46 accessory pieces (no LCUs).
The 4 LVT amphibious assault vehicles shown aboard the two LCUs are no longer included.

 

 

 

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