Scale: 1/700


Recommended to help convert your Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Saratoga CV-3 model kit to better represent the ship's 1931-1932 appearance.  Also suitable as a conversion for Fujimi's 1/700 USS Lexington CV-2 model kit to Saratoga as she appeared in 1931-1932.

This model represents the bridge tower of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared in the 1932 Hollywood movie "Hell Divers" staring Clark Gable.  It was during this time that Saratoga played a key role during extensive pre-war training exercises including mock attacks on Pearl Harbor, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  In doing so, she and her crew helped lay the foundation for modern carrier warfare.  

The ship does not yet have the widened flight deck forward with this tower configuration and unlike the 1936 version available separately, does not have a venturi (wind deflector) forward of the Pilot House.


Features:

  • fully assembled
  • accurately dimensioned from US Navy Booklet of General Plans drawings
  • detail locations confirmed by careful study of photographs of the actual ship
  • proper asymmetrical deck shapes for Saratoga (Lexington's were shaped differently)
  • accurate splinter shield shapes for 1931-1932 (Lexington's were shaped differently)
  • accurate fighting tops, including the aft top on the funnel, both with open windows
  • upper top Fire Control Station (the large uppermost platform on top the tripod) includes supporting structural framing with lightening holes, subtle locator disks for rangefinders (not included) and splinter shielding of a slightly different shape than Lexington's​
  • open A/T doors, ready for your favorite photoetch
  • open portholes (airports) properly sized and located
  • detailed interior barbette bulkhead and openings
  • heavy structural supports included
  • light structural supports omitted, ready for your favorite photoetch

 
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Model Monkey Lexington class products:
USS Lexington CV-2​

  • 1/700 Lexington Island 1936-1940
  • 1/700 Lexington Island 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • 1/700 Lexington Funnel 1928-1935
  • 1/700 Lexington Funnel 1936-1940
  • 1/700 Lexington Funnel 1941
  • 1/700 Lexington Funnel 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • 1/700 Lexington 1942 Alternative Splinter Shields (Round-ended – Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • 1/700 Lexington and Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941

USS Saratoga CV-3

  • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1931-1932
  • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1933-1935
  • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1936-1940
  • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1941 (widened flight deck, lengthened aft)
  • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1942 (Battles of the Eastern Solomons and Guadalcanal)
  • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1943 (Raids on Bouganville, Rabaul, and the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign)
  • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1944-1945 (Battle for Okinawa)
  • 1/700 Saratoga Funnel 1928-1940
  • 1/700 Saratoga Funnel 1941-1942
  • 1/700 Saratoga Funnel 1942-1943
  • 1/700 Saratoga Funnel 1944-1945
  • 1/700 Lexington and Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941
  • 1/700 5"/38 Mk.32 Twin Mounts (set of 8) - for Saratoga 1942-1946

1/700 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1931-1932

SKU: 700-CV3-Island-1931
$14.00Price
     

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