Recommended island to build USS Yorktown CV-5 from the following Revell and Lodela Yorktown class aircraft carrier kits:  

  • Revell "Battle of Midway Carrier"
  • Revell USS Yorktown CV-5
  • Revell USS Enterprise CV-6 The "Big E"
  • Revell USS Hornet CV-8
  • Lodela USS Hornet CV-8


Scale: the box of these kits is sometimes erroneously labeled as 1/542 scale , 1/400 scale, 1/490 scale or 1/480 scale.  The true scale of the model kit, when compared to measurements drawn on official US Navy blueprints of the actual ship, is 1/487 scale,  This island is precisely scaled for your Revell kit.

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, perfectly complimenting the Revell kit's accurately shaped hull.

Accurate Model Monkey parts for USS Yorktown CV-5, USS Enterprise CV-6 and USS Hornet CV-8:

  • USS Yorktown CV-5 Island, 1942
  • USS Enterprise CV-6 Island, 1942
  • USS Hornet CV-8 Island, 1942
  • Mk.37 Directors, "Angle-back" (set of 2) - for USS Hornet CV-8


  • 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
  • delicate exterior electrical cabling detail, accurately routed
  • properly sized and located 16" and 12" diameter portholes
  • properly scaled 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


To fit this island to your Revell kit's flight deck, please remove the raised locator strips on the Revell kit's flight deck part #43.  A simple cuticle cutter can cleanly and easily remove these raised locator features.

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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."             

USS Yorktown CV-5 Island 1942, for Revell

SKU: 487-CV5-1942