BRAND NEW VINTAGE WWII REPRODUCTION 1/350 SCALE USS HORNET CV-8 SOLID WOOD RESIN DESK TOP DISPLAY U. The CV-8 Hornet is notable for launching sixteen Army B-25s in the Doolittle Raid, as a participant in the Battle of Midway, and for action in the Solomons before being lost to an overwhelming air attack in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany wood and resin composite materials, by The Toys & Models Corporation’s (TMC), this USS Hornet CV-8 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. This 1/350 – USS Hornet CV-6 Aircraft Carrier Model the definitive version of the U. Navy – makes a great gift for any naval military buff or history fan. A Short History about the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier. The Doolittle Raid weighed 19,800 tons and stretched 809 feet 9 inches. She had a speed of 33 knots and could carry a crew of 1,889. Planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, the Doolittle Raid was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese home islands during World War II. It was the only time in US military history that US Army Air Forces (USAAF) bombers were launched from a US Navy aircraft carrier on a combat mission. The item comes from a non-smoking environment. Great Customer Service Is My #1 Priority! The item “US Navy Hornet CV-8 Desk Top Display Doolittle Aircraft Carrier 1/350 Ship Model” is in sale since Monday, August 25, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “bordi20″ and is located in Plano, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines
- Country of Manufacture: United States