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1/700 US Navy Aircraft Carrier CV-3 Saratoga

Manufactured by: Tamiya Models

SKU: TM 25179

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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    This limited edition release pairs the 1/700 Water Line Series assembly kit of the CV-3 Saratoga with a veritable plethora of detail-up parts. The CV-3 Saratoga was launched as the second ship in the U.S. Navy's Lexington class of aircraft carriers in April 1925 and commissioned in November 1927. Fondly nicknamed "Sister Sara", she was in fact originally laid down as a battle cruiser but converted into an aircraft carrier during construction. Thus, she had a more slim-line hull than other carriers and featured an enclosed bow that was unusual for the times but improved protection from higher swells. The large starboard-side funnel was positioned almost in the centre of the ship and featured the bridge with 5-inch guns immediately ahead of it. Sister Sara was the longest aircraft carrier to take part in operations in the Pacific, and she withstood some fearful assaults and damage to survive WWII. Her final contribution to the U.S. cause came in 1946, when she was used as a target and sunk in nuclear tests.

    Product Specifications:
    - Scale: 1/700
    - Construction type: Assembly kit
    - Photo-etched parts: Included
    - Decals: Included
    - Special feature 1: Length: 396mm.
    - Special feature 2: Features an amazing 4 sheets of photo-etched parts to recreate anti-aircraft weaponry, bridge details, railings, and much more! Different materials and thicknesses of plate are used.
    - Special feature 3: Includes dry transfers for deck markings, a pre-coloured deck plate, and brass pieces.
    - Special feature 4: This water line model captures the asymmetrical shape of the Saratoga, with bulge on the starboard side.
    - Special feature 5: The model accurately depicts the Saratoga as she appeared during the Battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945.
    - Special feature 6: Features a two-part hull, plus a one-part flight deck which stretches from the bow of the deck to the stern.
    - Special feature 7: Includes scale replicas of Hellcat and Avenger aircraft.
    - Special feature 8: Detail-Up parts are a product of Ponto's Model, South Korea.

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