USS Tennessee BB-43 for Poser

USS Tennessee BB-43 for Poser

USS Tennessee (BB-43), the lead ship of her class of battleship, was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 16th US state. During World War II in the Pacific Theater, she was damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.

On the morning of 7 December 1941, Tennessee was moored starboard side to a pair of masonry "mooring quays" on Battleship Row, the name given to a line of deep water berths located along the southeast side of Ford Island, Pearl Harbor.

During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the crewmen of the Tennessee manned her anti-aircraft guns, and they attempted to defend the harbor and their warship as well as they could. During the air raid, the Tennessee was struck by two armor-piercing bombs that detonated incompletely. The first one hit the center gun of turret two, and it made all three guns inoperable. Debris from the bomb hit on the Tennessee's turret two hit the command deck of the West Virginia, which mortally wounded her commanding officer, Mervyn S. Bennion, who earned the Medal of Honor for his brave efforts in resisting the Japanese attacks. The second bomb went through the roof of turret three, and it damaged her left gun. The Tennessee was showered with debris when the magazine of the Arizona exploded and her stern was engulfed in flames from the Arizona`s burning fuel oil.

Wedged between the sunken West Virginia and her mooring quays, the Tennessee was trapped at her berth for ten days before being freed, and four days later she set sail for the West Coast to be repaired.

After repairs and refitting, Tennessee participated in shore bombardments at the Aleutian Islands, Tarawa, the Marshall Islands, the Marianas, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, etc. She was also involved in the Battle of Surigao Strait, the final battleship vs. battleship conflict ever.

After the end of World War II, the Tennessee was placed on reserve in the "mothball fleet" for nearly 15 years before finally being scrapped in 1959.

Included are the main USS Tennessee figure, 3 smart-propped versions of the Anchors (all anchors up, single anchor lowered, and all anchors lowered), and 2 smart-propped O3U Corsair Float-planes. Optionally the Anchors may be left out for replacement by other props (such as the available “easy pose” chains and extra items of that nature available from many sources) as can the Aircraft...

Pose-able features (some 70 moving parts in total) include: working Rudder and Propellers, Main and Secondary Gun Turrets that can rotate with Barrels that can elevate independently, working Cargo Cranes, functioning Spot-lights and Gun Directors, and pose-able Aircraft Catapults and Crane.

Original model by Chris Schell and uploaded for sale here with permission./p>

Software: Poser 6+

Props for Poser and Daz Studio