This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Finally, an accurate scale model of the USS Randolph. This kit is fully detailed and historically accurate. It even includes a transparent flight deck, for the option of showing off all of the interior details!
More great features :
- Slide mold one piece hull and 5-inch twin turrets
- Authentic 1:700 scale model
- All-newly tooled flight deck
- Build as either waterline or full hull version with presentation stand
- Hangar deck includes interior details
- Hull-side doors can be modeled in an open, half-open or closed position
- Flight deck elevators can be posed in either the raised or lowered position
- Different types of radar provided, including the YE Homing Beacon, SC Radar, SK Radar and Mk37 Director
- Superbly detailed anti-aircraft guns including 5-inch .38 Caliber Single Open Mount, Quadruple 40mm Bofors and Single 20mm Qerlikon
- Transparent plastic aircraft including the SB2C (new-tooled), F6F Hellcat and TBF/M Avenger
- Deck-edge elevator can be positioned up or down
About the USS Randolph:
- Cartograf decals with accurate markings
- 1:700 photo-etched deck crew included
- Plastic and photo-etched options for safety net
The 27,100 ton USS Randolph (CV-15) was commissioned on 9 October 1944, and subsequently deployed to the Pacific theatre. Its planes contributed to the fighting on Iwo Jima, as well as making raids on targets such as Okinawa and Tokyo. USS Randolph was capable of 33 knots and required a crew of 3448. In combat on 11 March 1945 the carrier was hit by a kamikaze which caused 25 deaths and damage to the flight deck, but the craft was able to continue on in combat.
On 7 August 1968, the Defense Department announced that it would inactivate Randolph and 49 other ships to reduce fiscal expenditures in 1969. Randolph was placed out of commission, in reserve, berthed at Philadelphia, 13 February 1969, where she remained until 1 June 1973 when she was stricken from the Navy list.
The USS Randolph earned three battle stars for its World War II service.