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1:700 German Z-38 Destroyer (Smart Kit)

SKU: 500777134

Article number: 500777134 Product: 1:700 German Z-38 Destroyer (Smart Kit)

Germany produced a total of 15 Zerstörer 1936A-class destroyers, which the Allies referred to as the Narvik class. They were actually closer in size to a light cruiser than a destroyer, and they were known only by their hull numbers and didn’t receive any name. They sported powerful 5.9-inch guns, with the last three destroyers constructed by F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG in Kiel. Z38 was the penultimate destroyer of the class after being commissioned on 20 March 1943. One of its first combat missions was to escort the Scharnhorst battleship, and near the end of the war it operated in the Baltic Sea as German forces retreated. Z38 had a combat displacement of 3,691 tons and required a crew of 330 sailors. After WWII it was seized by the UK and used as a test ship under the name Nonsuch before being scrapped in 1950.

Dragon has earlier offered 1/700 scale kits of the Z31 and Z39 destroyers, and they’re now being joined by their sister Z38. This new kit comes the accurate bridge and aft platform of Z-38. As with Dragon’s earlier destroyers, this kit is produced with the highest levels of engineering and molding excellence. The destroyer can be assembled as a full-hull or waterline-hull kit, while a comprehensive selection of photo-etched parts are available to upgrade the sophisticated plastic components. This is a stunning kit, and when the Z31, Z38 and Z39 trio is alongside, they allow modelers to discern the development process of this important class of Kriegsmarine warship.

Detailed Plastic Kit of model German Z-38 Destroyer (Smart Kit) in scale 1:700

1:700 U.S.S. Lexington CV-16

SKU: 500777051

Article number: 500777051 Product: 1:700 U.S.S. Lexington CV-16

BONUS items: - bonus new-tooled tug boat - bonus transparent flight deck to show off the interior details

Decals/Photo etched: - cartograf decals offer accurate marking schemes - 1:700 photo-etched deck crew is included

About the U.S.S. Lexington (CV-16): The fifth United States Naval ship named "Lexington" (CV-16), also known as "The Blue Ghost", was laid down as Cabot 15 July 1941 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass., renamed Lexington 16 June 1942, launched 23 September 1942.

After Caribbean shakedown and yard work at Boston, Lexington sailed for Pacific action via the Panama Canal, arriving Pearl Harbor 9 August 1943. She raided Tarawa in late September and Wake in October, then returned Pearl Harbor to prepare for the Gilbert Islands operation. From 19 to 24 November she made searches and flew sorties in the Marshalls, covering the landings in the Gilberts. Her aviators downed 29 enemy aircraft on 23 and 24 November.

After the war, the Lexington was decommissioned at Bremerton, Wash., 23 April 1947 and entered the Reserve Fleet there. Designated attack carrier CVA-16 on 1 October 1952, she began conversion and modernization in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 1 September 1953, receiving the new angled flight deck.

Into 1969, Lexington has operated out of her home port, Pensacola, as well as Corpus Christi and New Orleans, qualifying student aviators and maintaining the high state of training of both active duty and reserve naval aviators. Her work has been of increasing significance as she has prepared the men vital to the continuing Navy and Marine Corps operations over Vietnam, where naval aviation played a major role. Lexington marked her 200,000th arrested landing 17 October 1967, and was redesignated CVT-16 on 1 January 1969.

She continued as a training carrier for the next 22 years until decommissioned 8 November 1991. On 15 June 1992, the ship was donated as a museum and no

Detailed Plastic Kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:700 U.S.S. Randolph CV-15

SKU: 500777050

Article number: 500777050 Product: 1:700 U.S.S. Randolph CV-15

Finally, an accurate scale model of the USS Randolph. This kit is fully detailed and historically accurate. It even includes a transparent flight deck, to show off all of the interior details!

Dragon technology used: (see below for more on this innovative process) - Slide mold technology contributes a detailed one piece hull and 5-inch twin turrets

Decals/photo-etched: - Cartograf decals with accurate markings - 1:700 photo-etched deck crew included - Plastic and photo-etched options for safety net

About the USS Randolph: 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.

Dragon Slide Mold Technology: Beginning with computer aided design right through to molding, the whole slide mold process is computerized. It allows us to create large pieces without the need to create them as separate parts. The result is a perfectly accurate scale replica of the original without multiple seams (and major finishing work for modellers). By utilizing this technology, we can manufacture parts that are more detailed and complex. 3-D shapes, hollow tubes and barrels, one-piece muzzle brakes are now a real

Detailed Plastic Kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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