I Love Kit Ships 1/350 US Navy WW2 Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise CV-6 Kit
|Model Dimensions||Length: 720.3mm Beam:101 mm|
|Metal Parts||anchor chain|
|Photo Etched Parts||5 pieces|
||31 sprues, hull, decks, stand and decals|
The "Big E”, USS Enterprise was the second in the Yorktown Class Aircraft Carrier. Construction commenced in 1934 and officially launched in 1936. She entered service in 1938. The USS Enterprise narrowly escaped December 7, 1941, the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor due to stormy weather. Without any further delay, USS Enterprise was immediately tasked with combat duty against the Japanese. The “Big E” provided cover for the Doolittle Raid on mainland Japan and took part in the Battle of Midway, Battle of Philippines, Leyte Gulf, and provided air support during the Guadalcanal campaign, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau, Iwo Jima, and Ryukyu. For a long period of time, the “Big E” took on Japan until more aircraft carriers entered service. After WWII, the “Big E” took part in “Operation Magic Carpet” and brought U.S. troops back to the USA and was decommissioned in 1947. Sadly, USS Enterprise was dismantled in 1958 yet the legend of “Enterpriseverses. ” lives on.