Sleek and handsome, the USS Northampton class ships have always epitomized the classic "stepped deck" lines of the American "heavy" treaty cruisers. With the Pacific battleship fleet sunk at Pearl Harbor, cruisers were the largest ships in the US Naval inventory able to carry the war to the Japanese in 1942. This they did with distinction, from Midway, Java Sea, the Solomons and throughout the war.
The Northamptons are praised by rookies and experienced Captains alike as one of the best American cruisers that can be built for R/C Model Warship Combat. Good maneuverability combined with a low aft turret make for easy low angle shots on opposing ships.
Our fiberglass Houston kit contains a one piece fiberglass hull, plywood decks, balsa and Silkspan sheeting, rudder, two shafts & stuffing tubes, pre-formed superstructure blocks, molded turrets and stacks, full size rolled plans, molded radio box, and assembly instructions. Also available as a fiberglass hull kit and as a hull only.
Note: With the addition of the appropriate superstructure, our USS Houston hull may be used to construct the USS Indianapolis/Portland class.
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