Scale: 1/700


Recommended to help convert your Tamiya or Fujimi 1/700 scale USS Saratoga CV-3 kit to the ship's 1942 appearance.  Note that the Tamiya kit's hull shape and flight deck are accurate for 1942.  The Fujimi kit's hull without the starboard stability blister and short, aft flight deck, is accurate for 1941.

This model represents the bridge tower of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared during the critical early months of World War II in the Pacific, May through October, 1942, during the Battles of the Eastern Solomons and Guadalcanal.

The major differences of this 1942 version and the earlier 1941 version are:

  • no Spotting Tops, Range Finder Station nor heavy tripod for 8" guns
  • addition of the Air Defense Station

 
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
  • bulkhead and Mk. 37 Director stand details properly sized and located
  • proper venturi for 1942
  • open pilot house windows
  • open A/T doors, ready for your favorite photoetch
  • portholes (airports) properly sized and located
  • detailed interior barbette and associated bulkheads with open scuttles
  • raised 2-1/2 meter rangefinder tub

 
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  • 1/700 Lexington and Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941
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1/700 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1942

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