Since then, Tamiya has been striving to offer merchandise that can truly be called’First in Quality Around the World. Now Tamiya is offering more than 300 different products, both in the fields of precision static models and high performance radio control vehicles. The standard of excellence achieved by Tamiya is regarded as among the very finest in the world of model hobbies. The carrier Enterprise is the 8th U. Following the end of the second conflict, the U. Navy had on hand 99 aircraft carriers, with another 39 under construction, but with the completion of hostilities construction was halted and many of the others were mothballed. In 1947, only 20 carriers were in active service, including the Midway. With the advent of jet aircraft and heavier gross weights of the new planes, a large 60,000 ton class of carrier was discussed to cover these needs. Construction was begun on CVB-58 in 1949, a 65,000 ton class carrier, but was halted after only five days, because of a change in political thinking, wherein emphasis was placed upon tactical long range bombers instead. With lessons learned during the Korean conflict, 4 new carriers, of the Forrestal class, at 60,000 tons were constructed during the 1955-59 time period, and the improved Constellation was completed in 1961. During this period, the U. Navy had progressed in the development and testing of a trial nuclear powerplant, suitable for surface ships, and was first used in the Cruiser Long Beach, making it the first nuclear powered surface vessel. Funding was received by the Navy for the construction of a 75,000 ton displacement nuclear powered carrier and the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock firm began construction on 4 February 1958. Its waterline is 317 meters long and has a beam of 40.5 m, but even with these awesome dimensions it has the same draught as that of the Kitty Hawk class carriers. The Enterprise was powered by eight pressurized water cooled A2W nuclear reactors and 4 geared steam turbines by Westinghouse, which produces 280,000 horsepower. With this power the Enterprise could travel 140,000 n. At 36 knots or 400,000 n. Cost of construction was 450 million dollars. In January 1979 the Enterprise completed her 3rd refueling and overhaul, with many modifications updating the state of the art in electronics, communications and weapons. The CVN-65 carries 94 aircraft which include F-14A Tomcat, A-7E Corsair II, A-6E Intruder, S-3A Viking, EA-6B Prowler, E-2C Hawk Eye and SH-3H Sea King helicopters. This finely detailed plastic model kit requires assembly and painting. The item “Tamiya 78007 US Aircraft Carrier Enterprise CVN-65 1/350 Scale Plastic Model Kit” is in sale since Friday, September 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Sea”. The seller is “history_store” and is located in Hampton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Tamiya
- MPN: 78007