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USS Tarawa in action

LHA-1 USS Tarawa


LHA-1 history and the model...
USS Tarawa (LHA-1) was the first in a new generation of multipurpose amphibious assault ships, a vital member of the Navy/Marine Corps team in the Pacific Fleet and a major factor in U.S. power projection overseas. The USS Tarawa was built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of the Litton Industries at Pascagoula, Mississippi, and commissioned May 29, 1976.

The LHA-1 can operate independently or as a unit of a force, as a flagship or individual ship unit in both air and/or surface assaults with its 30 helicopters and six AV-8B Harriers and the OV-10 Bronco reconnaissance aircraft. The USS Tarawa has also a large well deck in the stem of the ship for a number of amphibious assault craft, both displacement hull and air cushion. The ship carries a US Marine battalion, supplies and equipment included, and land them ashore by either helicopter or amphibious craft.

1/700 Scale.
Manufacturer and kit:
Italeri: USS Tarawa (LHA1).
Gold Medal Models: US Tarawa/Saipan Fitting set, Naval Figures.
White Ensign Models: Airstrike 700: CH-46 Sea Knight, AV8B, OV-10 Bronco.
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  • USS Tarawa LHA-1
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  • USS Tarawa LHA-1
  • USS Tarawa LHA-1
  • USS Tarawa LHA-1
  • USS Tarawa LHA-1
  • USS Tarawa LHA-1

About the Author

About Christer (Roy)
FROM: ALVSBORGS, SWEDEN

Hello, fellow modellers. This is just my hobby!


Comments

Fantastic Job, mate! The Tarawa class is one of my all time modeling faves, as you do have a great variety of vehicle types and variants in the scene, and Christer has made this scene action packed! Thanks for sharing with us, mate, and Rui, as always, thanks for the great edit job! Keep Modeling! ~Gunny
APR 09, 2007 - 04:57 AM
Awesome build !.........as Gunny said.....lots of activity on deck and I just love all those little guys all over the deck.........in 1:700 scale! Thanks Skipper, Have a nice day, Joe
APR 09, 2007 - 05:20 AM
Thanks!
APR 09, 2007 - 11:58 PM
Great build Christer. Full of action and I love the men lining up on the flight deck to board the helo.....but I must say that the camo is wrong to the second guy from the right Sorry just kidding Great work Ciao Luciano
APR 10, 2007 - 11:37 AM