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Scale: 1/350


Recommended to help build USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared from 1942-1943 from:

  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Lexington CV-2
  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Saratoga CV-3


This model represents the shortened funnel of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared during the critical early months of World War II in the Pacific, May, 1942 through 1943, during the Battles of the Eastern Solomons, Guadalcanal, the invasion of Bouganville, attacks on the Japanese base at Rabaul, and the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign.

The major differences of this 1942-1943 version and the latter 1944-1945 version (available separately) are:

  • different splinter shielding and deck shape aft of the Mk.37 Director tower
  • stand for SK radar antenna, smaller than stand for latter SM radar at the same position
  • slightly different electrical boxes and other details

 
Features:

  • fully assembled
  • overall dimensions and shapes drawn from official US Navy Booklet of General Plans dated 1936-August, 1944, adjusted to details to match photos of the actual ship as she appeared during 1942-1943
  • proper elliptical shape, 01 level is wider aft
  • correct compound curvature of the funnel cap roof (plastic kit manufacturers often get this shape wrong)
  • funnel cap access hatches, properly sized and located
  • open drying room vents just under the funnel cap
  • access hatches for the fresh water tank (behind the Bofors tub under the director tub), properly sized and located
  • open smoke pipes all the way through - properly sized, compartmented, sloped and positioned
  • accurately shaped splinter shielding
  • detailed, internal, twin 5"/38 Mount #7 barbette with open scuttles and properly positioned bulkheads, which will be visible through:
  • open A/T doors, properly sized and positioned, ready for your favorite PE
  • heavy structural deck supports, with open lightening holes

 
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Model Monkey Lexington class products:
USS Lexington CV-2​

  • USS Lexington Island 1936-1940
  • USS Lexington Island 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1928-1935
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1936-1940
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1941
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington 1942 Alternative Splinter Shields (Round-ended – Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington and USS Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941
  • USS Lexington and USS Saratoga rudder
  • Anchors for USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 (set of 3)

USS Saratoga CV-3

  • USS Saratoga Island 1931-1932
  • USS Saratoga Island 1933-1935
  • USS Saratoga Island 1936-1940
  • USS Saratoga Island 1941 (flight deck widened forward and lengthened aft)
  • USS Saratoga Island 1942 (Battles of the Eastern Solomons and Guadalcanal)
  • USS Saratoga Island 1943 (Raids on Bouganville, Rabaul, and the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign)
  • USS Saratoga Island 1944-1945 (Battle for Okinawa)
  • USS Saratoga Funnel 1928-1940
  • USS Saratoga Funnel 1941-1942
  • USS Saratoga Funnel 1942-1943
  • USS Saratoga Funnel 1944-1945
  • USS Lexington and USS Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941
  • USS Lexington and USS Saratoga rudder
  • USS 5"/38 Mk.32 Twin Mounts (turrets) - for Saratoga 1942-1946
  • Anchors for USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 (set of 3)

1/350 USS Saratoga CV-3 Funnel, 1942-1943

SKU: 350-CV3-Funnel-1942-1943
$85.00Price