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Scale: 1/530

 

This model is being updated for more detail and an improved funnel exhaust shape.  If purchasing now, please allow additional time to complete the redesign, print and ship your order.

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 (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 multi-part kit represents the modernized SCB-125 island of Essex class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown CVS-10 as it appeared circa 1968-1970 during the Vietnam War.  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 these years, Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 55 (CVSG-55) and then Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 56 (CVSG-56) was embarked aboard ship.

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.


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 positioned deck features
  • accurately shaped decks, catwalks and splinter shields for Yorktown
  • accurate, wedge-shaped SPS-30 radar platform, unique to 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 CVS-10 Island, 1968-1970

SKU: 530-CVS10-1968-1970
$30.00Price