Trumpeter TR05632 - USS Langley AV-3 Aircraft Carrier, Scale 1:350 FREE POSTAGE

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Trumpeter USS Langley CV-1 Aircraft Carrier, 1:350 Scale

TR-05631 - Trumpeter

USS Langley (CV-1/AV-3) was the United States Navy's first aircraft carrier and was  converted in 1920 from the collier USS Jupiter (AC-3). She was also the US Navy's first turbo-electric powered ship. Conversion of another collier was planned but canceled when the Washington Naval Treaty required the cancellation of the partially built Lexington class battlecruisers - Lexington and Saratoga freeing up their hulls for conversion to aircraft carriers. Langley was named after Samuel Pierpoint Langley, an American aviation pioneer. Following another conversion to a seaplane tender, Langley fought in World War II. On 27 February 1942, she was attacked by nine twin-engine Japanese bombers of theJapanese 21st and 23rd Naval Air Flotillas and so was so badly damaged that she had to be scuttled by her escorts.

The detailed hull comes as a single part. The Flight Deck and Hangar Deck are also highly detailed. There are extensive photo etched metal parts. The kit also includes 6 of P2Y Seaplanes. There are decal sets for both the ship and the planes.

The model kit is moulded in 1:350 scale, has over 540 parts on 17 sprues with additional parts for the hulls and decks as well as photo etch parts, including an anchor chain. Kit comes with display stand.

The completed kit measures 475.3 mm in length with a beam of 72.6 mm.

 Paint and glue are required to complete this kit but are NOT included.

This kit also features FREE Postage to anywhere in Australia.

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