Scale: 1/530

Recommended for:

  • Revell 1/530 USS Essex CVA-9 and CVS-9 Angle-deck carrier  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Hornet (CVS-12) "Hornet +3" Apollo 11 Moon Mission Recovery Vessel 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Lexington (CVA-16) Sea Power Issue 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Wasp CVA-18 and CVS-18 Gemini Recovery Vessel 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 Picture Fleet Issue 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Oriskany CVA-34  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Shangri-La CVA-38  (not the 1/500 Renwal kit)
  • Revell/Lodella 1/530 USS Ticonderoga CVA-14  (not the Renwal 1/500 kit)

 

This multi-part kit represents the modernized SCB-125 island of Essex class aircraft carrier USS Lexington CVT-16, the "Blue Ghost", as it appeared about 1993.  It is intended as a more accurate, direct replacement for the kit parts found in any classic Revell Essex class aircraft carrier model.  With minor modifications, it can be adapted for other Vietnam-era angle-deck Essex class carriers.  It is not suitable for USS Yorktown CVS-10 or USS Randolph CVS-15 because those ships' islands had different bridge window configurations.

An island properly scaled specifically for the Renwal 1/500 scale USS Shangri La CV-38 model kit is available separately. This 1/530 scale design is too small for the Renwal model.


Features:

  • open bridge and PriFly windows with delicate framing
  • decks properly offset to port - Revell's kits' decks are positioned too far to starboard and should NOT be centered on the island
  • properly shaped decks and features specific to Lexington
  • wiper motor details on the navigating bridge
  • deck supporting structure details accurately positioned as confirmed by photos of the real ship
  • delicate exterior piping detail specifically for Lexington
  • porthole rigols ("eyebrows")
  • correct style A/T doors
  • door overhead rain deflectors
  • correct number and position of PriFly splinter shield ribs
  • antenna base outriggers
  • open funnel cap (grille not included), ready for your favorite photoetch set

 
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1/530 USS Lexington CVT-16 Island, 1993

SKU: 530-CVT16-1993
$31.00Price
     

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