Scale: 1/700


Recommended to help build your Tamiya or Fujimi 1/700 scale USS Saratoga CV-3 kit as the ship appeared in 1943.

This model represents the bridge tower of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared from November, 1942 through 1943, during the invasion of Bouganville, attacks on the Japanese base at Rabaul, and the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign.

The major difference between this version and the earlier 1942 version are:

  • portholes have replaced windows on the Pilot House
  • correct venturi (wind deflector) for 1943

 
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 1943
  • 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 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1943

SKU: 700-CV3-1943
$10.00Price
     

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