1/490 H383-300 Revell USS Yorktown - CV-5 Aircraft Carrier
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
First issue dated 1967. The Yorktown was one of three prewar sister carriers along with Enterprise (CV-6) and Hornet (CV-8). The Yorktown saw extensive action in the Coral Sea, the first sea battle in which opposing forces did not sight each other from warships. At Midway she fought alongside Enterprise and Hornet to help sink 4 Japanese carriers, but was lost after the battle after an epic struggle to save the ship. Very nicely molded and features 20" long full hull with propeller and rudder detail, internal hangar decks (fore and aft) that are visible through side hangar doors, 20 Douglas SBD Dauntless airwing (well molded with raised panel lines and propellers), movable cranes, separately molded AA guns and catwalks and optional position elevators. For that time this kit does a good job of representing the detailed differences between the Yorktown and Hornet & Enterprise. Never started. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions present. NOTE: missing decals. Superior replacements are available through Starfighter Decals on-line.
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