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CV8 USS Hornet (1942) - Yorktown class aircraft carrierKit

USS Hornet, a 19,800 ton Yorktown class aircraft carrier, was constructed at Newport News, Virginia. Transferred to the Pacific in March 1942, Hornet was immediately employed on the Doolittle raid.

Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942

The April 1942 air attack on Japan, launched from the aircraft carrier Hornet and led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle, was the most daring operation yet undertaken by the United States in the young Pacific War. Though conceived as a diversion that would also boost American and allied morale, the raid generated strategic benefits that far outweighed its limited goals and helped to demoralize the Japanese.
The modern, but relatively well-tested B-25B "Mitchell" medium bomber was selected as the delivery vehicle and tests showed that it could fly off a carrier with a useful bomb load and enough fuel to hit Japan and continue on to airfields in China.

In August 1942, Hornet returned to the South Pacific to join in the fight for Guadalcanal. During much of September and October, she was the only operational U.S. aircraft carrier available to oppose the Japanese in that area. On 26 October 1942, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, her planes attacked and badly damaged the Japanese carrier Shokaku. In return, however, Hornet received heavy bomb and torpedo damage, necessitating her abandonment. She remained afloat until torpedoed and sunk by Japanese ships early in the morning of 27 October.

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#195-824-0 CV8 USS Hornet (1942) kit
length: 00" scale:1/350 US$145.95 our web price US$129.95

#000-000-0 CV8 USS Hornet (1942) paint set ($2.50 per color)

#000-000-0 Glue set 3 different glues including a glue for photo etched parts

#195-777-9 Photo etched set for the CV8 USS Hornet (1942) 1/350
our web price US$49.95

  • Railing set,
  • ladders,
  • cranes,
  • catwalk
  • bridge wing supports,
  • leadsman's platforms,
  • CXAM and SC air search radars,
  • Mk. 4 fire control radars,
  • 20mm Oerlikon machine gun details,
  • detailed yardarms,
  • boat rudders and railings,
  • funnel cap grilles,
  • chocks in two styles,
  • three-level ladder structure for island's aft end,
  • life raft paddles,
  • life rings,
  • "horseshoe" life buoys with racks,
  • cable reels,
  • retractable flight deck and elevator safety rails,
  • 1MC speaker faces,
  • watertight doors,
  • B-25 aircraft propellers,
  • ship's screws,
  • conversion parts for pilot house and primary flight control station,
  • relief-etched figure of Lt.Col. James H. Doolittle.


#195-778-1 Gold Plus photo etched set for CV8 USS Hornet (1942) 1/350 our web price US$49.95

  • See-through perforated catwalks for surrounding funnel and flight deck,
  • arresting gear sheaves, boat chocks and more.
  • Complements the basic photo etched set. for the Hornet. 

    #178-820-1 One hundred crewmen: Officers, sailors & signal men set
    (for 1/350 scale ships) In various poses climbing ladders, pointing, waving, gesticulating & saluting. US$9.95

    Metal Anchor Chain
    PH4410 Blackened metal anchor chain for 1/350 scale US$4.25
    PH4402 Brass anchor chain for 1/350 scale US$3.95
    PH4400 Brass anchor chain for 1/700 scale US$4.25

    #196-016-8 WW2 Carrier decals 1/350 US$10.95
    Two 9" by 4" sheets that contain large black numerals for the flight decks of World War Two U.S. Navy Fleet Aircraft Carriers, particularly Yorktown and Essex-class ships. The decal provides numbers in the following quantities: 1 x 4; 2 x 4; 3 x 4, and 4 through 0 x 2 each. Also supplied are the following ships' names in black: Lexington (two names provided), Saratoga (two names provided), and one sample each of Wasp, Yorktown, Enterprise, Hornet, Essex, Intrepid, Franklin, Ticonderoga, Randolph, Bunker Hill, Hancock, Bennington, Boxer, Bon Homme Richard, Leyte, Kearsarge, Antietam, Princeton, Shangri La, Lake Champlain, Tarawa, Valley Forge, and Philippine Sea. All decals are printed in flat black with the deck numerals having flat clear carrier film over the color image areas only. All numbers have correct configurations and sizes based on study of aerial photos of actual WW2 USN carriers.

    International flag set
    #180-504-5 These flags are printed so that they appear to be blowing in the wind. Flags of several countries such as the Unitied States, Britain, Japan's rising sun, nazi Germany etc. This set includes flags in both 1/700 and 1/350 scale. US$9.95

    #178-845-3 US Navy Hull Numbers
    Shaded hull numbers, Unshaded hull numbers, Draft marks (water depth marks), "E" efficiancy markings in white and red, safety markings, etc. Scale:1/350 Price: US$9.95

    #195-982-4 B-25B Mitchell bomber 1/350
    10 aircraft. US$18.95


    #104-909-1 US Battle ships in action Vol#1 US$9.95

    #138-623-5 US Battle ships in action Vol#2 US$9.95

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