USS Wasp Carrier 1/700 Super Detail Model Kit


USS Wasp Carrier 1/700 Super Detail Model Kit

 

USS Wasp in 1940.

USS Wasp in 1940.

 

 

One of the famous warships of the Second World War was the USS Wasp (CV-7) carrier, a US Navy vessel commissioned in 1940. This carrier was the eighth ship named USS Wasp, and the sole ship of a class built to use up the remaining tonnage allowed to the U.S. for aircraft carriers under the treaties of the time. It was planned as a low-cost version of the Yorktown-class aircraft carrier because it had smaller hull. Therefore, the USS Wasp was more vulnerable than other United States aircraft carriers available at the opening of hostilities. She was one of the ship that participated in three fronts during WW2.

Atlantic Front: Although Wasp was initially employed in the Atlantic campaign, where Axis naval forces were perceived as less capable of inflicting decisive damage, she also participated in the Mediterranean and Pacific Fronts.

Mediterranean Front: For example, after supporting the occupation of Iceland in 1941, Wasp joined the British Home Fleet in April 1942 and twice ferried British fighter aircraft to Malta.

Pacific Front: Wasp was then transferred to the Pacific in June 1942 to replace losses at the battles of Coral Sea and Midway. After supporting the invasion of Guadalcanal, Wasp was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-19 on 15 September 1942.

 

USS Wasp in model kits: Several model kits have been built for the USS Wasp. There are also new super detail photo-etched parts that add a lot of realism to the model kits. Here we summarize the available items for the USS Wasp carrier:

 

Wasp carrier at 1/700 scale

Wasp carrier at 1/700 scale

 

1/700 US Navy aircraft carrier WASP and the Japanese Navy submarine I-19 set

1/700  USS Navy Aircraft Carrier WASP during Malta Operations (Mediterranean Front).

 

1/700 Detail Up Parts US Navy WASP: Photo-Etching Parts Set


 

Technical Specifications:

 

Type: Aircraft carrier
Displacement:
  • As built: 14,700 long tons (14,900 t) (standard)
  • 19,116 long tons (19,423 t) (full load)
Length:
  • 688 ft (210 m) (waterline)
  • 741 ft 3 in (225.93 m) (overall)
Beam:
  • 80 ft 9 in (24.61 m) (waterline)
  • 109 ft (33 m) (overall)
Draft: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Installed power: 70,000 shp (52,000 kW)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × Parsons steam turbines
  • 6 × boilers at 565 psi
  • 2 × shafts
Speed: 29.5 kn (54.6 km/h; 33.9 mph)
Range: 12,000 nmi (22,000 km; 14,000 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement:
  • 1,800 officers and men (peacetime)
  • 2,167 (wartime)
Sensors and
processing systems:
CXAM-1 radar[2]
Armament:
  • As built:
    • 8 × 5 in (130 mm)/38 cal guns
    • 16 × 1.1 in (28 mm)/75 calanti-aircraft guns
    • 24 × .50 in (13 mm) machine guns
Armor:
  • As built:
    • 60 lb (27 kg) STS conning tower
    • 3.5 in side and 22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)50 lb deck over steering gear
Aircraft carried: As built: Up to 100
Aviation facilities:
  • 3 × elevators
  • 4 × hydraulic catapults (2 flight deck, 2 hangar deck)

 


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