The first examples of the Benson-class were ordered in 1938 as a derivative of the Sims-class with a modified torpedo armament arranged in two banks of five. A new machinery layout was implemented, using four smaller boilers rather than the three of the Sims-class. During production, several variants appeared. Some were due to construction streamlining efforts, such as the deletion of many curved surfaces from 1941 onwards. The original five 5-inch main armament was amended to four 5-inch guns and a reduced torpedo armament in later ships, making room for enhanced anti-aircraft weaponry.
Contains 3 Warlord ResinTM/metal ships and Victory at Sea stat cards.