|The USS Atlanta was the lead ship of a new class of Light Cruiser. Packed with eight twin 5" 38 cal guns these ships packed a tremendous punch. While these ships were better suited for Carrier screening they sometimes were sent against surface targets. The Atlanta was best known for her defiant actions against Japanese Battleships at Guadalcanal where she helped save the Marines on Henderson field from another punishing bombardment. It was in that engagement in November 13th 1942 that Atlanta and her sister ship Juneau were sunk.|
A nice ship with a surprising amount of detail of detail for 1/1250 scale. This is kit # NE1341 and it is available for $31.00 from East Coast Miniatures. Check out their extensive online catalog of these and many more Ship related products.