US South Dakota Class Battleship

US South Dakota Class Battleship 3D print model


1/1800th scale South Dakota Class Battleship model. Certain elements not to scale.

Four South Dakota Class battleships were commissioned by the US Navy in 1942. They sported nine 16 inch guns and an array of secondary armament. They were more space efficient than their predecessor class, the North Carolina class, which allowed them to be smaller while still having better armor. The battleships saw service throughout the war in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

There are two surviving South Dakota Class ships; USS Massachusetts, and USS Alabama.

Included are models for each of the four battleships in class. The USS Indiana is also available as a free download separately.

This model is designed and tested at 1/1800th scale, but up-scaling and down-scaling are possible. Since the model is optimized for 1/1800th scale, it is not ideal to print larger versions due to a lack of detail. The gun barrels and mast have been enlarged.

This is part of my collection of WWII warships, keep an eye out for more to come. If you have a specific request, message me and I'll bump it up my list.

Update 09 Oct 19: Added boats and anchor chains.

Tested with PLA at .1mm layer height with .4mm nozzle.

Item rating
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tomoki3matsuda 2023-05-03 13:30:14 UTC
By omitting thin parts, the taper is improved. The characteristic details are firmly held down, and there is no problem at all in using it for collections.
ivan1978 2020-11-30 21:00:25 UTC
Excellent model. Thanks soo much
US South Dakota Class Battleship
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US South Dakota Class Battleship
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl) (4 files)1.99 MB
  • Stereolithography (.stl) (4 files)2.88 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2018-12-31
  • Model ID#1860440
  • Ready for 3D Printing