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Scale: 1/700


Recommended to help correct the major inaccuracies of your Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Saratoga kit's island, better representing the ship's 1936-1940 appearance.

This model represents the island of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared during extensive pre-war training exercises where she and her crew laid the foundation for modern carrier warfare.  The ship does not yet have the widened flight deck forward with this island configuration.

The major difference between this 1936 version and the earlier 1933 version (available separately) is that this version has a venturi (wind deflector) on the splinter shield 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 (Lexington's were shaped differently)
  • enlarged Flag Plotting Station (above Pilot House), unique to Saratoga
  • 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 and associated bulkheads with open scuttles
  • heavy structural supports included
  • light structural supports, railings and ladders 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, 1936-1940

SKU: 700-CV3-Island-1936
$13.00Price