Tamiya Scale Models Battleship #25179 - 1/700 U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier CV-3 Saratoga (w/Pontos Model Detail Up Parts) [25179]

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1/700 Limited Edition Scale Model
1/700 U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier CV-3 Saratoga (w/Pontos Model Detail Up Parts)
Item No: 25179

Length: 396mm

The "Sister Sara" In Incredible Detail
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 center 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.

About the Model
★This is a plastic model assembly kit of the U.S. aircraft carrier CV-3 Saratoga, depicting her as she appeared in the Battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945. ★1/700 scale. Length: 396mm, width: 55mm. ★Includes 4 sheets of finely-produced photo-etched parts. 2 different metal materials, plus different thicknesses have been used in combining detail with ease of attachment. ★Brass parts depict components such as 5-inch gun barrels and the mast with unerring precision. ★Includes a wooden effect deck sheet plus dry decals. ★Detail-up parts are a product of Pontos Model (South Korea).
★An incredible array of detail-up parts gives this fantastic model a further layer of realism. ★Pontos parts crank up the detail on handrails, ladders, stairways, plus the funnel mouths. ★Get an immaculate finish on the flight deck, with pre-colored deck sheet, and photo-etched parts.
★Photo-etched parts are also used to depict numerous details such as side nets and flight deck catapult rails. ★Photo-etched parts recreate aircraft propellers, antenna and landing gear, plus deck arresting gear wires. ★The hangar deck receives photo-etched structural parts, while quadruple 40mm guns are also given a fine finish.