Beautifully detailed and unmatched in the industry, the Graupner USS Missouri is one of our Premium Line of historical ships that will not disappoint you. Arriving Almost Ready to Run, the motors and rudder servo are already placed, and only the radio and electrical system need be installed before the boat is water-ready. For reliability, performance, further telemetry and model-specific function expansion we highly recommend a Graupner radio such as the mc-16.
The Graupner Premium Line ships are carefully handcrafted and assembled using CNC processing to replicate the model as originally as possible. The hull is made from molded GRP complemented by the superstructure and deck which are constructed from laser-cut ABS parts. Many of the small items are made from metal, and almost everything is factory-assembled. The hull, parts of the superstructure, the masts and fittings are spray painted using semi-matt paints. Decals are already applied. With so many details and scale fittings, the Premium Line ships all have an impressive scale appearance.
The USS Missouri ("Mighty Mo") is a former United States Navy Iowa-class battleship. It was put into service in 1944, taking part in the Pacific theatre of World War II beginning in 1945. On September 2, 1945, the USS Missouri made history when Japan's political and military representatives surrendered on the fore deck, thus ending the Second World War. From 1950 onwards the battleship was deployed in the Korean War, after which it was decommissioned into the reserve fleets. It remained here until 1984 when it was significantly modernized and deployed in the Second Gulf War. Today the USS Missouri is berthed at Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), where it can be visited in its capacity as a museum ship.
All our Premium Line boats are carefully packaged and visually inspected prior to leaving our warehouse. The packaging has been drop-tested and can withstand normal freight transportation. In some cases, a part may come lose during transportation which can be easily glued back in place. Our Premium Line boats are insured during shipping and require a signature upon delivery. We will not accept returns under any condition unless the packaging shows serious damage upon arrival. If the product arrives with major visible damage, we advise you to refuse delivery and take pictures of the packaging.
Our Premium Line ships are not always readily available and some have long lead times. You can place yourself on the waiting list and will be notified when the product is back in stock. If you want to secure delivery you must pre-order the product. Pre-orders require full payment at the time of ordering. Contact our sales department at any time for an estimated arrival time of your boat.