Aircraft Carrier Page
The Model featured on this page is based on a
Yorktown Class Aircraft carrier from the Pacific War.
It is scratch built from balsa wood and took two years to complete. At 1/72
scale it is over 8Ft long by 3Ft wide. It has over 30 aircraft which are the
only pieces which are not scratch built. Every detail from the crew down to the
smallest AA battery has been faithfully reproduced. The ship is seen at port
being re supplied.
The detail is superb and it is contained in its own protective case. This
model will need to be collected.
It can be viewed by serious potential purchasers.
The Pacific War was the largest naval conflict in history. Across the huge
expanses of the Pacific, the two most powerful navies in the world found
themselves locked in a death struggle. The war was fought in every possible
climate, from Arctic conditions in the Aleutians, to the appalling heat and
swelter of the South Pacific. Every conceivable type of naval activity was
represented: carrier aviation battles, surface engagements, bitterly fought
night-fights, the largest amphibious landings of the entire war, and the
stealthy, brutal battles waged by and against submarines.
A Japanese torpedo bomber blown out of the sky after a direct hit by 5 inch
shell from the U.S. Aircraft Carrier YORKTOWN which it attempted to attack, off
Kwajalein December 4, 1943.
Five Marines and a Navy hospital Corpsman raise the flag on Mount Suribachi,
Iwo Jima, using a piece of Japanese pipe as a mast,
February 23, 1945. Three of the flag raisers were later killed as the fighting
raged on. By March 16, when Iwo Jima was declared secured, 6,821 Americans and
21,000 Japanese (the entire force) had died. The flag raising photo and
subsequent statue came to symbolize being a Marine.
40mm guns of the USS HORNET fire at Japanese suicide dive bombers, the
Kamikazes, as the carrier's own planes were raiding Tokyo,
February 16, 1945. By the end of the war, Japan will have sent an
estimated 2,257 Kamikazes. "The only weapon I feared in the war," Admiral Halsey
102" by 30" by 30" 1:72 scale
Aircraft of the US carrier