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Scale: 1/144


This model represents the funnel of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 as it appeared from her commissioning in 1928 through 1940.  It has features unique to Saratoga, different than those of Lexington during this period.


Features:

  • fully assembled
  • accurately dimensioned from US Navy Booklet of General Plans drawings
  • accurate elliptical shape, not slab-sided a some plastic kits are, and the 01 level is wider aft
  • detail shapes and locations confirmed by careful study of photographs of the actual ship
  • open smoke pipes, accurately sized and properly sloped and compartmented, passing all the way through
  • properly sized and accurately shaped secondary conning station/aviation control station with open windows
  • open drying room vents just below the funnel cap
  • funnel cap roof has the correct complex curve - plastic kit manufacturers get this shape wrong
  • funnel cap roof access hatches (three)
  • access hatches on the roof of the fresh water tank (the boxy structure on the 01 level forward of the stack)
  • starboard side searchlight platforms positioned at the correct height for Saratoga (Lexington's were higher)
  • gently curved port and starboard side catwalks with delicate supporting structure (unlike Lexington, which has only the starboard side catwalk)
  • accurate aft 8" fire control station "fighting top" on the funnel with open windows
  • detailed, internal, twin 8" Mount #3 barbette and associated bulkheads with open scuttles which will be visible through:
  • open A/T doors
  • open portholes (airports) properly sized and located
  • delicate exterior electrical cabling, properly positioned and routed
  • heavy structural supports included
  • light structural supports, railings and ladders omitted, ready for your favorite photoetch

 
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1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Funnel, 1928-1940

SKU: 144-CV3 Funnel 1928-1940
$493.07Price