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Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose) (LHA) ships are designed to put troops on hostile shores. They are the largest of all amphibious warfare ships; resembling a small aircraft carrier, being capable of supporting Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL), Short Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL), Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) tilt-rotor and Rotary Wing (RW) aircraft operations, as well as the use of Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) and other watercraft (with exception of the first two LHA(R) class ships, LHA 6 and LHA 7, which have no well deck. LHAs serve as the primary landing ships for assault operations of the United States Marine expeditionary units. Assaults are carried out by landing craft and helicopters. The LHA also has a secondary role for ground support using AV-8B Harrier aircraft and anti-submarine warfare using helicopters.

Tarawa class
USS Tarawa (LHA-1)
USS Saipan (LHA-2)
USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
USS Nassau (LHA-4)
USS Peleliu (LHA-5)
America class
USS America (LHA-6)
USS Tripoli (LHA-7)

Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

We offer our Amphibious Assault Ship (LHA) Models in several size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 21.9 inches (1/450 scale), 28.0 inches (1/350 scale) and 39.4 inches (1/250 scale).  We offer these popular sizes for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes. As appropriate to the vessel and service era specified, scale aircraft with appropriate air wings, flagging and assorted deck machines are included.

The model build time is generally 24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.


Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever!  Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.

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Amphibious Assault Ship (LHA) Models

$995.00

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