WWII battleship models have always been popular with collectors. At the beginning of WWII battleships were a key element for the Allied Forces. Having the most powerful and fastest battleships was considered all important. There were various classes of battleships used in the war each with its own strength and weakness. Model makers have produced some of the finest battleships in various scales that have the realism of the original warships. These are just a few reasons why WWII battleship models have been popular over the years. Here is a list of some of the greatest battleship models of all-time.

It’s like stepping onto a Hollywood set right in the heart of the action as you enter the WWII Pearl Harbor Gallery at AFHM, witnessing the large detailed scale models of the Japanese ships used in the filming of the world renowned movie Tora! Tora! Tora!   The impressive diorama displays the ships at sea with a 20 ft theater screen in the background showing original film footage from the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. 


Most of the these models are produced as plastic models and some as die cast replicas.  Depending on your expertise or preference there is a model available for you.


9 Responses to WWII Battleships Models

  1. Ella may says:

    When will the new 2012 calendars be on sale?

  2. scott says:

    Hello, What USS Texas ship models do you have for sale?

    • alon2392 says:

      Hi Scott,

      Unfortuantley at this time we do not have any USS Texas ship models for sale. We are in the process of ordering them, so please check back with us in the next month. For more information on the arrival date, feel free to contact Janis Beal at janis@armedforcesmuseum.com

  3. Brian says:

    hi there
    Im in the UK and have lots of plastic model kits
    ranging up to 1/200 scale they were left to my girlfriend and myself and we wish to sell them theres over 50 models
    including a 1/200 yamato battleship does any one know where
    to start selling them and we dont really want to use ebay
    any ideas?

    • alon2392 says:

      Hi Brian: I will check to see if anyone here has any other information that could assist you with selling these scale models. I will respond to you via the email you provided. Thank you for visiting our web-site.

    • alon2392 says:

      Sounds like quite a collection. I do not know any other way (in the UK) to sell the itmes. Here in the states we have “Craig’s List”. I don’t know if that – or something like that is available in the UK. Our museum’s current policy does not allow for purchasing memorabilia. Should you elect to donate the items in the future, we wil be happy to issue a donation letter that perhaps will serve as a tax deduction. Good luck with your endeavors. Thanks again for your interest in our museum.

  4. alessa says:

    I have a collection of military models, ships, planes, tanks, trucks, jeeps…the list goes on into the thousands of pieces that was left to me by my brother Michael Carter when he passed away in 2007. I am looking for someone or people who would love to buy the collection. I am only interested in a serious collector as this was my brother’s life’s work and his legacy. I have so many pieces it is hard for me to know what to show. If anyone is interested, please email me and we can make arrangements for you to come see them. There are too many for me to bring anywhere. I would love to find a museum that would like to use them for display as this was something that Mike would have loved and it would honor his legacy. If anyone here can either point me in the right direction or wants this collection for yourself, again email me. Thanks, Aless

    • alon2392 says:

      Sorry for the delay in response. The museum is only able to accept donations. It sounds like a wonderful collection. I hope you can find someone who truly appreciates it like your brother did.

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