The ten vessels of the Nimitz Class aircraft carriers are the largest warships ever built - with an overall length of 1,092 feet and a full-load displacement of 102,000 long tons and over 6,000 personnel (crew and aircrew) All Nimitz Class carriers have been built by Newport News Shipbuilding (now Northrop Grumman Ship Systems), based in Virginia. USS Nimitz, the lead ship of the class, was commissioned on 3 May 1975, and USS George H.W. Bush, the tenth and last of the class, was commissioned on 10 January 2009.
Any service era or vessel configuration - we can build a model of them all - your pick.
USS Nimitz CVN-68
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69
USS Carl Vinson CVN-70
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72
USS George Washington CVN-73
USS John C. Stennis CVN-74
USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75
USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76
USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77
We offer our Nimitz class aircraft carrier models in several size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 24 inches, 31 inches (1/430 scale), 38 inches (1/350 scale) and 47 inch (1/280 scale). We have both bulbous and straight bow versions available. We offer the more popular size/scale selections for easy check out. Custom orders are our specialty. If you would like a quote on a size or scale, other than the selection listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty.
Our aircraft carrier models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes. As appropriate to the vessel and service era specified, scale aircraft with appropriate air wings, flagging and assorted deck machines are included.
The model build time is generally 24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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