Hasegawa 1/700 U.S. Aircraft Carrier Hancock 49708 Plastic Model Kit
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Hasegawa - 1/700 U.S. Aircraft Carrier Hancock
USS Hancock (CV-19) was an American aircraft carrier under which the keel was laid in January 1943, was launched in January 1944, and was commissioned in the US Navy in April 1944. The length of the ship - at launch - was 271 m, the width of the waterline 28 m, and the full buoyancy - 41.700 tons. The maximum velocity of the aircraft carrier USS Hancock reached 33 knots, and its main armament constituted from 90 to 100 aircraft on board.
The USS Hancock was the fourteenth Essex aircraft carrier, and the third sub-type Ticonderoga. Ships of this type were the basic American aircraft carriers during the Pacific War in the period 1943-1945. The Ticonderoga subtype was different from the other Essex type ships, primarily the elongated hull and even stronger anti-aircraft weapons. Up to 24 aircraft carriers belonged to the Essex type and the Ticonderoga subtype, which entered the line until capitulation was signed by Japan in September 1945! Their construction was based on the experiences of Lexington and Yorktown units taken out of service, as well as not having to comply with any restrictions on tonnage. They focus on the number of aircraft taken and the maximum speed at the expense of the start deck armor. Interestingly, Essex aircraft carriers were built in such a way that the hangar was not an integral part of the hull, but the structure was suspended under the air board. Such a solution meant that ships of this type could be damaged relatively easily, but it was much more difficult to sink as a result of an air attack. The aircraft carrier USS Hancock (CV-19) underwent its baptism during the Second World War in October 1944, when its planes carried out subversive air raids at Okinawa and Taiwan airports. In the period November-December 1944, the ship operated in the Philippines, supporting, among others, American land operations on these islands. In February 1945, the aircraft carrier supported the operation in the area of the Iwo-Jima island, and in March of the same year, its planes attacked targets in the Japanese Islands. Onboard aircraft from USS Hancock took part in the ceremony of signing the surrender of Japan, which took place on September 2, 1945 in the Gulf of Tokyo. After the end of World War II, the USS Hancock was sent to the reserve, but quickly underwent a deep modernization involving the reconstruction of the launch deck, superstructure and replacement of virtually all electronics. In 1954 he returned to service. The aircraft carrier took part in the Vietnam War (1964 / 1965-1975). She was withdrawn from service in 1976 and was sold for scrap in the same year. superstructure and replacement of the entire electronics. In 1954 he returned to service. The aircraft carrier took part in the Vietnam War (1964 / 1965-1975). She was withdrawn from service in 1976 and was sold for scrap in the same year. superstructure and replacement of the entire electronics. In 1954 he returned to service. The aircraft carrier took part in the Vietnam War (1964 / 1965-1975). She was withdrawn from service in 1976 and was sold for scrap in the same year.
Leading brand of the Japanese Plastic Model Kit products, Hasegawa offers a wide range of different models and scales.
- Item name: USS Hancock CV-19
- Type: Military Models
- Accurate Scale Model
- Highly detailed model kit
- Detailed Instructions Provided
- Material: Plastic
- May require assembly and painting
- Separately, tools, paint etc are necessary
- Recommended age: From 14 yrs old
- Includes: Plastic sprue, Decalsheet (waterslide)
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