Although the United States of America has a vast land area, almost all of its allies and trading partners are abroad, and these interests require a strong navy to support them.
The US Navy possessed some of the largest and most sophisticated battleships in the world at the outbreak of World War II and was able to maintain a strong presence in the Pacific despite losses sustained during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In the expanses of this ocean, however, the battleship was no longer king of the battle. It was fortunate for the Americans that the handful of aircraft carriers then in service with the US Navy escaped destruction; In light of later events, it is doubtful that a pure battleship force could have defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy.
The aircraft carrier became the primary US naval resource during the War in the Pacific, which was largely a conflict between the air resources of opposing fleets. The US carrier forces were under pressure early on, but as US industrial might came into play, new carriers and air forces were deployed to support them in such numbers that the enemy simply could not match their strength.
US naval forces were mainly deployed in the Pacific, but a few capital ships and a larger number of destroyers were deployed in the Atlantic, where their main opponents were German U-boats.
- New Mexico Class Battleship - USS New Mexico 1941-42
- Essex Class Carrier - USS Essex 1944
- Northampton-class cruiser - USS Houston 1940
- Northampton-class cruiser - USS Chester 1941
- Portland-class cruiser - USS Portland 1942
- Clemson Class Destroyer x3
- Fighter-Bombers - F4-U Corsair x4 flights
- Ship Cards and Damage Controls
- assembly instructions
- Warlord Games: Victory at Sea