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Scale: 1/350


Recommended to help convert your Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Lexington CV-2 kit of USS Saratoga CV-3 kit to Saratoga's 1944 through 1945 appearance.

This model represents the bridge tower of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared from August, 1944 through the end of the war, including night operations and the Battle of Iwo Jima where she was struck by five kamikazes and survived.

The difference between this tower and the 1943 version is that this 1944-45 version has:

  • no armored conning tower
  • signal deck lengthened aft
  • external starboard side cable trunk
  • additional door and catwalk portside

 
Features:

  • accurately dimensioned from US Navy Booklet of General Plans drawings
  • detail locations confirmed by careful study of photographs of the actual ship
  • signal deck extended aft for 1944-1945
  • bulkhead and Mk. 37 Director stand details properly sized and located
  • two venturis for 1944-45, one on the Flag Bridge and another on the Navigating Bridge
  • exterior starboard side cable trunk for 1944-45
  • open A/T doors, ready for your favorite photoetch, including an additional portside door and walkway for 1944-45
  • portholes (airports) properly sized and located
  • detailed interior barbette and associated bulkheads with open scuttles
  • raised 2-1/2 meter rangefinder tub

 
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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 Island, 1944-1945

SKU: 350-CV3-island-1944
$22.00Price