Defect: some of the open doors at the base of the funnel are filled with resin.  See photos on carousel.


Scale: 1/700

Recommended to help improve your Fujimi or Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Lexington CV-2 kit to better represent the ship as she appeared on May 8, 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea.


This model represents the funnel of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Lexington CV-2 as she appeared on the day of her sinking following her aircraft, together with those of USS Yorktown CV-5, sinking the Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho and crippling Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku during the first carrier vs. carrier battle in history.


  • fully assembled
  • accurately dimensioned from US Navy Booklet of General Plans drawings
  • 1942 features designed from official Navy Yard Pearl Harbor "General Arrangement, New Anti-aircraft Battery & Fire Control" drawings dated 15 April 1942 
  • accurate elliptical shape, not slab-sided a some plastic kits are, and the 01 level is wider aft
  • detail shapes and locations confirmed by careful study of photographs of the actual ship during her Pearl Harbor refit, the Batte of the Coral Sea, and the wreck
  • open smoke pipes, accurately sized and properly sloped and compartmented, passing all the way through
  • raised and angled forward smoke pipe exhaust
  • open drying room vents just below the funnel cap
  • funnel cap roof has the correct complex curve - plastic kit manufacturers get this shape wrong
  • funnel cap roof access hatches (three)
  • ammunition "dumb-waiter" hoists on the starboard side of the AA platform with delicate guide rails extending to the flight deck level
  • access hatches on the roof of the fresh water tank (the boxy structure on the 01 level forward of the stack)
  • CXAM-1 radar platform accurately sized and located with structural supports
  • accurate splinter shield shapes with ribs properly numbered, sized and located
  • 1.1" quadruple "Chicago Piano" tubs, one forward on the 01 level, and two aft with correct rounded ends as confirmed by wreck photos
  • 20mm Oerlikon position with splinter shielding on the former 8" Fire Control platform
  • 20mm Oerlikon clipping rooms on the former 8" Fire Control platform and on the 01 level aft, accurately sized and located with open A/T doors in the correct locations
  • detailed, internal, twin 8" Mount #3 barbette and associated bulkheads with open scuttles which will be visible through:
  • open A/T doors, ready for your favorite photoetch
  • open portholes (airports) properly sized and located
  • delicate exterior electrical cabling, properly positioned and routed
  • subtle, raised locators for searchlights, directors and 20mm Oerlikons
  • integrated, stowed boat booms (3), starboard side aft
  • 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​

  • USS Lexington Island 1936-1940
  • USS Lexington Island 1941 (Raids on New Guinea)
  • USS Lexington Island 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1928-1935
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1936-1940
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1941 (Raids on New Guinea)
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington 1942 Rounded Splinter Shields (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington and Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941

USS Saratoga CV-3

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

Discount: 1/700 USS Lexington CV-2 Funnel, May, 1942, Battle of the Coral Sea

SKU: Discount: 700-CV2 funnel 1942 Coral Sea