Recommended island to help build USS Hornet CV-8 from the classic 1/600 scale Aurora USS Enterprise CV-6 kit.
This accurately shaped and highly detailed model represents the 1942 appearance of the island of celebrated US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet CV-8, veteran of the Battles of Midway, Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, and ship that launched the Doolittle Raiders to fame over Tokyo.
- fully assembled
- overall dimensions accurately scaled from the official builder's plans drawn by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, dated April 5, 1940, adjusted for 1942
- details specific to USS Hornet confirmed by careful study of builders plans and period photographs of the real ship
- properly asymmetrical Pilot House, a feature every plastic kit manufacturer gets wrong
- accurately sited Tripod and Fighting Top (Hornet's was further aft than the tripod of her elder sisters)
- open Primary Flight Control "PriFly" windows
- open Battle Lookouts, aka "Vision Slits"
- open doors, ready for your favorite photo-etch (not included)
- accurately shaped decks
- accurately shaped splinter shielding with interior rib detail
- properly shaped funnel cap
- properly sized and located, open, scale 16" and 12" diameter portholes
- properly scaled smokepipes passing through the entire island - forward smokepipe at the correct slope
- delicate exterior electrical cabling
- heavy structural deck support details (light supports omitted, ready for your favorite photo-etch
- aft cutout for crane
This island matches dimensions of the real ship, not any specific model kit. To fit this island to your plastic kit's flight deck, you may need to remove the raised locator strips on the kit's flight deck part. A simple cuticle cutter can cleanly and easily remove these raised locator features.
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