The seventh USS Hornet CV 8 was a Yorktown class aircraft carrier of World War II. The USS Hornet or CV-8 Hornet was launched December 14, 1940 by Newport News Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia, and commissioned at Norfolk on October 20, 1941.
USS 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. 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.
We proudly present a new product line of important historical boats and ships made of kiln dried philippine Mahogany wood. This exquisite model of the Hornetis in 1:350 scale. This spectacular model has a length of 28 1/8" and is 4" wide.
This beautiful replica model is hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate markings and emblems with amazing attention to fine details. This ship model will be a lasting addition to any Military vessel or battle ship model collection.
This model come with an elegant mahogany display stand with Brass Nameplate to present the famous U.S.S Missouri in style! Please Contact us for an accurate shipping estimate, based on shipping destination. Shipping will be manually added. Model shipping weight with box is approximately 35lbs. Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!