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USS America
About this creation
The USS America (LHD-9) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship designed by the US Navy to land troops and equipment on hostile shores for the US Marine Corps. Despite being the largest vessels of their type, the Wasp-class vessels' engines propel it at 25 knots, enabling them to quickly reach hot spots around the globe. The USS America's flight deck enables it to launch up to 40 helicopters and aircraft, including a mix of CH-46 Sea Knight heavy transport helos, AH-1W Super Cobra gunships, AV-8B Harrier II jump-jets, SH-60 Seahawk rescue helicopters, CH-53 Sea Stallion assault transports, V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, and the F-35 Lightning II fighter. The USS America also possesses a “well deck” for the deployment of LCAC hovercrafts, amphibious assault vehicles, and SEAL team boats. The USS America is armed with 3 CIWS 20mm Phalanx turrets, 1 Rolling Airframe light anti-aircraft missile launcher, and 2 Sea Sparrow medium range anti-aircraft missile launchers. The America contains specialized facilities not found in its much larger aircraft carrier relatives, including water purification systems and a medical bay capable of treating up to 600 patients with a dedicated ICU center, X-ray equipment, and a quarantine zone. Whether its ferrying troops to dangerous zones or delivering aid to famine-stricken nations, the Wasp-class vessels have proven to be a flexible and highly effective class of warships.


The two forward missile launchers, with blast shields.


The rear Phalanx cannons and another Sparrow launcher. In military lingo, the warning stripes mean “Hit the road, or your gonna get fried by missile back-blast and 20mm cannon noise!”


The bridge, with a pirate hat thrown in for a unit insignia.


The rear tower, used by air traffic controllers for directing air traffic. A radar screen shows the vectors of every aircraft in the sky, while side mounted radar track for friendly aircraft, missiles, and approaching ships.


The battle room where information is processed and sent to the captain. Maps of the surrounding area are used to plot missions, while officers tirelessly communicate with surrounding friendly ships and aircraft.


The superstructure removed, showing its size in comparison to a captain minifigure.


The interior of the ship. I had no intention of incorporating an interior into the ship, but my brother wanted to play with the ship when I was done displaying it, so I obliged him with a hastily constructed interior.


The well deck, featuring a Marine team ready to move out. When the rear doors open, water rushes in, allowing boats to load up and deploy.


The hangar bay, with equipment, mechanics, and a Cobra gunship with folded blades. The hangar also features an armored munitions room. I planned on making the elevators actually move, but I didn't have the right pieces (credit for the Cobra design goes to Dr-J on Brickshelf).


The main portion of the interior, featuring a mess hall, sleeping quarters, a medical bay, gunnery room, and flight room.

Background info:
The USS America was constructed using well-over 2,000 pieces, and was a little over 3-feet long. It weighed a good 10 pounds, and I soon got very tired of bringing it down from my room to show house guests. I researched everything before I started building, from the proper placement of weapons right down to the type of radar on the ship. I used the “dazzle” color scheme because I just didn't have enough of each color to make a pattern. However, I really like it, as it looks like the ship should be deployed in the frigid Arctic. Sadly, I was forced to destroy the USS America because it was a massive resource drain. However, I managed to get a picture of me holding it into my Yearbook, so its memory will live on.

Please feel free to rate and/or comment!






Comments

 I like it 
  April 6, 2012
That is a very nice ship! Nice work with the details, you have some really good ideas there. I was actually considering a similar design for those phalanxes if i would ever need to build them :-) Well done!
 I like it 
  May 1, 2011
OMG....this is really cool:D. hey can u let me copy the flight deck design for my upcoming MOC???
 I like it 
  April 30, 2011
It's cool enough on its own, but those 1x1 bricks as missile launchers are friggin' inspired!
 I like it 
  March 22, 2011
that's SO AWESOME!!!!!
 I like it 
  March 21, 2011
Filled to the brim with details and tiny factors, it all adds up. This is quite an accomplishment, the outside gray-mix actually looks like it could help with camouflage, no? And don't worry, I don't ever use Bricklink either.
 I made it 
  February 27, 2011
Quoting Hans DendauwNPD First, from the date of your first post it would seem that you are a newcomer to our humble little community, so welcome aboard. Secondly, this is quite a creation, especially for having a limited quantity of bricks. Your use of multiple colors for the hull was obviously done out of necessity yet comes off quite well. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for you here.~H
Thanks! I'm very honored that you would comment on my creation, because your a very respected builder on MOCpages and like you said, I'm a newbie. Your assesment of my building skills is spot on! I don't have alot of pieces, so I try to innovate with whatever I have. Sometimes I wish I could have the luxury of ordering pieces from Bricklink like more dedicated MOCers, but I can't afford it. Oh well! :)
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
First, from the date of your first post it would seem that you are a newcomer to our humble little community, so welcome aboard. Secondly, this is quite a creation, especially for having a limited quantity of bricks. Your use of multiple colors for the hull was obviously done out of necessity yet comes off quite well. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for you here.~H
 I like it 
  February 5, 2011
Quite a monster! Looks great, inside and out!
 
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