Merit U.S.S. Hornet CV-8 1:200 scale

Ref: MM62001

 

USS Hornet CV-8, the seventh ship to carry the name Hornet, was a Yorktown-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. During World War II in the Pacific Theater, she launched the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and participated in the Battle of Midway and the Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid. In the Solomon Islands campaign she was involved in the Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands where she was irreparably damaged and sunk.

Hornet was in service for a year and six days and was the last US fleet carrier ever sunk by enemy fire. For these actions, she was awarded four service stars, a citation for the Doolittle Raid in 1995, and her Torpedo Squadron 8 received a Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism for the Battle of Midway.

The kit contains

  • -Over 1,290 Parts
  • 44 Injection Moulded Sprues
  • 9 Photo Etched Detailing Sheets
  • 8 x Turned Metal Barrels for 5 inch Guns
  • Metal anchor Chains
  • Fully Detailed Hangar
  • Carrier Deck Moulded in Clear Plastic to display Hangar detail
  • 5 x F4F-4 Wildcat Fighters#
  • 5 x SBD 3/4 Dauntless Dive Bombers
  • 8 x TBD-1 'Devastator' Torpedo Bombers
  • 16 x Doolittle Raid B-25B with Proper Nose art and Markings
  • Optional Build with "Early" or "Late" Type Radars
  • Colour transfers
  • Fully illustrated assembly manual
  • The model is an ideal canditate for conversion to a working model.