However, I have had a few. Winners, a very few; hence this request. If you have any questions please ask them. And be sure that the article meets your expectations. If you have question in regard to your expectation for the item. Read your assumptions into the description that are, in fact. If you abide by this request and still feel upset with the item upon receipt please ponder Who’s fault is this? Plus Five Additional USS Saratoga Memorabilia Items. Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign. November – Juliet – Romeo – Sierra. Tactical Voice Radio Call: “FAIRFIELD”. The last photos 12 is provided only for illustrative puposes. Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1039′ (oa) x 129′ 1 x 37′ (Max). Armament 8 x 5/54, 100 Aircraft. Machinery, 260,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 3800 – 4280. Operational and Building Data. Ordered as a “Large Aircraft Carrier”, hull number CVB-60. The New York Naval Shipyard, New York City, N. Laid down 16 Dec 1952. Reclassified as an “Attack Aircraft Carrier” (CVA-60), 1 Oct 1952. Aunched 8 Oct 1955, commissioned 14 Apr 1956. Modernized at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Oct 1980-Feb 1983 under SLEP (Service Life Extension Program). Decommissioned at the Naval Station, Mayport, Fla. 20 Aug 1994, and stricken from the Navy List the same day; towed to Philadelphia, PA, in May 1995, then to Newport, RI, in Aug 1998 (upon deactivation of the Philadelphia Navy Yard). Navy approved the removal of ex- Saratoga from donation hold and authorized that she be scrapped in a SECNAV-signed letter dated 2 Apr 2010. Ex- Saratoga left Pier 1, NAVSTA Newport, 21 Aug 2014, under tow, en route to her final destination at a dismantling facility in Brownsville, TX. Scrapping to be completed in December 2018. I could not find the classic Revell USS Saratoga CVA-60 early configuration during a cursory internet search. I did find the USS Saratoga CV-60 late configuration on a number of aftermarket websites, so please look for it there. Revell 1/542 USS FORRESTAL CVA-59 Kit #H-385-398. Early Configuration c 1960. This kit represents the USS Saratoga CVA-60 as she appeared shortly after her commissioning in April 1956. Moveable aircraft crane, 4 moveable aircraft elevators. 4 Chance-Vought F7U Cutlass fighters. 4 Douglas A3D Skywarrior bombers. 4 McDonnell F3H Banshee fighters. North American FJ3 Fury fighters. 2 Pacaski HUP helicopters, and. 8 5/54 gun mounts. Kit is “used” only in that the box is not sealed. However, the component part sprue trees are within a sealed plybag, thus a total inventory of each piece has not been accomplished as all parts are considered as being present. Revell USS SARATOGA CV-60 Kit #85-5025. This kit represents the USS Saratoga CV/-60 as she appeared in the operating period prior to her decommissioning in August 1994. Throughout her career, Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) and numerous overhauls and refits, Saratoga underwent a dramatic change in appearance as well as operational capabilites. This kit reflects the modernized island superstructure, removal of the 554 gun mounts, and installation of Sea Sparrow AAW missile system and CIWS (Phalanx) equipment. The kit includes a moveable aircraft crane and. 4 moveable aircraft elevators. 4 Grumman F-14 Tomcat fighters. 4 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters. 2 Grumman A-6 Intruder attack aircraft. 2 Grumman EA-6B Prowlers electronic warfare aircraft. 2 Lockheed S-3 Viking ASW aircraft, and. 2 Sikorsky SH-3 Seaking helicopters. The retooling of the production dies required in order to manufacture the updated USS Forrestal class ships has rendered the use of those dies for re-issuance of any of the classic Forrestal early configuration ships highly unlikely. Also bodes poorly for the continued issuance of anymore 1/538-542 “box scale” kits as does the recent bankruptcy of revell’s corporate ownership. Cold War Aircraft Carriers: Forrestal, Kitty Hawk and Enterprise Classes (New Vanguard). Supercarriers became the ultimate in aircraft carrier design after World War II. Naval aviation allows fleets to project mobile power across vast distances, and these floating cities epitomize this mission design. The Forrestal class Forrestal, CV-59. Ranger, CV-61 and Independence, CV-62 was the first completed class of US Navy supercarriers, so-named for their 25 percent size increase over the World War II-era carriers such as the Midway class, and the strength of their air wings (80-100 aircraft, compared to 65-75 for the Midway, and fewer than 50 for the Essex class). Design-wise, the Forrestals were a huge improvement over their predecessors, being more stable and comfortable, while maintaining advancements such as the armored flight decks that had been introduced with the Midway. The Kitty Hawk class was an improvement on the Forrestal-class designs, and four were built in the 1960s – Kitty Hawk (CV-63), Constellation (CV-64), America (CV-66) and John F. These were even longer than the Forrestals, and fitted with advanced defensive weapons systems and an improved elevator layout. Kennedy, while originally intended as one of the Kitty Hawk class, received so many modifications during construction that she essentially formed her own class, and was originally planned to become the US Navy’s first nuclear-powered carrier. This plan never came to fruition, however, and that honor was left to her successor, USS Enterprise (CVN-65). All nine of the carriers covered by this volume are icons, and hold a much-respected place in US naval history. They are also some of the more well-known vessels outside of the military, for their long service histories, as well as for some of the more unfortunate events that seem to follow them – from Kitty Hawk’s infamous 1972 “grilled cheese” race riot, to the fires that ravaged Forrestal in 1967 and Enterprise in 1969. Though swiftly superseded, first by each other, then by the Nimitz class, these vessels were the US Navy’s backbone during the Cold War. USS SARATOGA CVA-60 EARLY CONFIGURATION POST CARD. A standard post card depicting the USS Saratoga shortly after her commissioning as she sets out from the Brooklyn Navy Yatrd for sea trial in her very early service life. USS SARATOGA CV-60 LATE CONFIGURATION POST CARD. A second standard U. Post card shows the USS Saratoga in her final configuration before her decommissioning. USS SARATOGA CVA-60 US POST OFFICE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COVER. A United States Navy Vietnam War Ships Cover Envelope for USS Saratoga CVA-60. Additional aftermarket upgrades for Revell 1/542 Foresstal Class Kits. Starfighter Decals 1/542 resin aircraft of various Type, Model, Series (T/M/S). Use these scale aircraft to increase and/or modify your airwing complement. Gold Medal Models Photo-Etch Set #540-6 1/540 REVELL MIDWAY, FORRESTAL, AND ESSEX- CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS Shipset. Roosevelt, a large “battle” carrier, or “CVB, ” and a modernized (SCB-27A/C) Essex. The kits are in what’s now considered “odd” scales, plus-or-minus 1:540. While state-of-the-art then, the kits have many features that were simplified or molded incorrectly. Still, they’ve held up well; Revell has periodically reissued the Essex-class kit as various ships. The FDR appeared in their SSP program a couple years back and has been released as Midway and. Enter Gold Medal Models (GMM). Loren Perry, GMM’s owner, has been making some of the best photo-etched detail sets around since 1987. But not until 1997 did he issue a fret for the three “classic” Revell carrier kits. The set comes in two attached PE frets. One has most of the detail parts, including radars. The other has a wealth of railings, including those that pop up when an elevator is lowered, and a combination of 3- and 4-bladed aircraft props. The set also features parts for both old and new versions of the Forrestal Class kit. GMM says there are only enough parts for one model, but if you make ships that have little equipment in common — e. FDR and Forrestal — you might be able to squeeze out two, perhaps adding some 1:500 railing. The set also provides numerous generic parts such as flight deck stairs, ladders and watertight doors. For those unfamiliar with photo-etch, these sets consist of many parts, finely etched out of a brass or stainless steel sheet, which can be added to plastic kits to enhance or replace kit parts. Fittings such as rails, radar aerials, aircraft catapults and lattice girder work can now look in-scale, so your model looks like the real thing in miniature instead of a plastic toy. Toms Modelworks Photo-Etch #5005 1/500 naval Personnel Figures. This PE set contains approximately 120 two dimensional figures in different positions that can be placed on all of the weather decks and hangar deck bay door openings to add a more realistic visual appearance. I HAVE CONDUCTED A COMPLETE INVENTORY OF ALL PARTS AND HAVE ACCOUNTED FOR EACH PIECE NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE KIT. SOME PIECES FOUND MISSING IN INVENTORY WERE ACQUIRED FROM “SPARE” KIT COMPONENTS AND INSERTED IN THIS KIT TO REPLACE MISSING ITEMS. THIS KIT BOX IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH NO VISIBLE IMPERFECTIONS OF KIT COMPONENTS. THE LATER CONFIGURATION KIT COMPONENTS ARE SEALED INSIDE OF THE BOXE, WHICH IS ALSO IN TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. AND THE ITEM WILL BE RELISTED. Please view my other items. The item “2 KITS + FIVE OTHER ITEMS USS SARATOGA EARLY CVA-60 & LATER CV-60 CONFIGURATION” is in sale since Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “foggy55″ and is located in Lake Wales, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States