Scale: 1/700

Recommended island to build USS Yorktown CV-5 from the following 1/700 scale Yorktown class aircraft carrier kits:  

  • HP-Models 1/700 scale USS Yorktown CV-5
  • HP-Models 1/700 scale USS Enterprise CV-6
  • HP-Models 1/700 scale USS Hornet CV-8
  • Mini Hobby Models 1/700 scale USS Hornet  CV-8
  • Pit-Road / SkyWave 1/700 scale USS Hornet CV-8
  • Toms Modelworks 1/700 scale USS Yorktown CV-5
  • Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Hornet CV-8


Scale:  This island is precisely scaled to 1/700 specifically for the above kits.  It is not suitable for Tamiya's 1/700 Yorktown class ships as those kits are actually 1/719 scale (2.7% smaller).  An accurate 1/700 USS Yorktown CV-5 island specifically scaled for Tamiya is available separately.

This accurately shaped and highly detailed model represents the 1942 appearance of the island of celebrated US Navy aircraft carrier USS Yorktown CV-5, veteran of the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, where she was lost.  Her wreck was discovered by Robert D. Ballard and his team from National Geographic in 1998.  

This model is intended to replace the inaccurately shaped and poorly detailed plastic kit parts.


  • fully assembled
  • overall dimensions accurately scaled from official US Navy plans drawn by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, dated 1940
  • details specific to USS Yorktown confirmed by careful study of builders plans, period photographs of the real ship and photos of the wreck
  • open Pilot House windows
  • open Fighting Top windows
  • 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 and Pilot House sky lookout position shape unique to Yorktown
  • properly shaped funnel cap with exterior piping detail
  • properly sized and located 16" and 12" diameter portholes with rigol ("eyebrow") detail
  • properly scale smokepipes passing through the entire island - forward smokepipe at the correct slope
  • weather shelter
  • heavy structural deck support details (light supports omitted, ready for your favorite photo-etch
  • aft cutout for crane

© Model Monkey LLC.  This 3D-printed product may not be copied or recast.

Model Monkey Yorktown CV-5 class Products.  Each island design is specific to the actual ship circa 1942, these islands are not the same design.

  • 1/700 USS Yorktown CV-5 Island (for Trumpeter)
  • 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 Island (for Trumpeter)
  • 1/700 USS Hornet CV-8 Island (for Trumpeter)
  • 1/700 USS Yorktown CV-5 Island (for Tamiya) - actual scale 1/719
  • 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 Island (for Tamiya) - actual scale 1/719
  • 1/700 USS Hornet CV-8 Island (for Tamiya) - actual scale 1/719


From Wikipedia: "USS Yorktown (CV-5) was an aircraft carrier commissioned in the United States Navy from 1937 until she was sunk at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. She was named after the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 and the lead ship of the Yorktown class which was designed after lessons learned from operations with the large converted battlecruiser Lexington class and the smaller purpose-built USS Ranger. She represented the epitome of U.S. pre-war carrier design.

"Yorktown was laid down on 21 May 1934 at Newport News, Virginia, by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.; launched on 4 April 1936; sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt; and commissioned at the Naval Station Norfolk (NS Norfolk), Norfolk, Virginia, on 30 September 1937, Captain Ernest D. McWhorter in command." 

1/700 USS Yorktown CV-5 Island, 1942 (for Trumpeter)

SKU: 700-CV5-1942-Trumpeter