Scale: 1/530


Recommended to help build a late 1950s USS Yorktown CV-10 model from:

  • 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 (CVT-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 model represents the modernized SCB-125 island of Essex class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown CVS-10 as it appeared circa October, 1955 through 1960, immediately after her conversion to an angled flight deck carrier.  It is intended as a more accurate, direct replacement for the kit parts found in any classic Revell Essex class carrier model. 


USS Yorktown is preserved as a museum ship at Patriots Point, South Carolina, near Charleston. During 1956, she was embarked with Air Task Group 4.  During 1957, Carrier Air Group 19 (CVW-19) was embarked aboard ship.  From 1958-1960, she carried various anti-submarine warfare squadrons.


This time period presents the modeler with some interesting aircraft possibilities such as FH-1 Phantoms, F2H Banshees, F9F Panthers, A-1 Skyraiders, E1B Tracers, S2F Trackers and SH-3 Seakings, all available from Starfighter Decals.  Link:

This 1/530 scale design is too small for the 1/500 scale Renwal model kit and will not fit it properly.  A island precisely scaled for the Renwal kit is available separately.


  • 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 positioned deck features
  • accurately shaped decks, catwalks and splinter shields for Yorktown
  • deck supporting structure details accurately positioned as confirmed by photos of the real ship
  • delicate exterior piping detail correct for Yorktown
  • porthole rigols ("eyebrows")
  • correct style A/T doors for Yorktown, most in the open position
  • door overhead rain deflectors
  • correct number and position of PriFly splinter shield ribs
  • open funnel cap (grille not included), ready for your favorite photoetch set

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1/530 USS Yorktown CV-10 Island, 1955-1960

SKU: 530-CV10-1955-1960