- For Ages: 14+
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $839.98
Item Description- Beam: 5.25"
- Length: 30"
This handcrafted USS Yorktown 1/350 scale model is painstakingly built by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail. USS Yorktown, CV-10, is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name.
The USS Yorktown was decommissioned shortly after the end of World War II, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). She was recommissioned too late to participate in the Korean War but served for many years in the Pacific, including duty in the Vietnam War, in which she earned five battle stars. Late in her career she served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission, was used in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! which recreated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Yorktown became a museum ship at Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in 1975. She is a National Historic Landmark.
Our USS Yorktown model is an exact replica of the original, handcrafted with vigilance by master craftsmen. After it is sanded and puttied, skilled artists paint on the intricate details. Clear lacquer provides the finishing touch and long-lasting protection. Each ship model comes on a a display base with brass pedestals and a brass name plate.
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