The Yorktown class consists of three aircraft carriers completed shortly before World War II. Completed in 1937 and 1938, these two carriers were satisfactory in most ways, and a slightly-modified third ship, Hornet (CV-8), was built under the Fiscal Year 1939. The Yorktown design also provided a basis for the Essex class, whose construction began in 1940 and continued through World War II.They bore the brunt of early action in that war, and USS Enterprise, the sole survivor of the class, became the most decorated ship in the history of the U.S. Navy.
Any service era or vessel configuration - we can build a model of them all - your pick.
USS Yorktown CV-5
USS Enterprise CV-6
USS Hornet CV-8
We offer our Yorktown class aircraft carrier models in several size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 24 inches, 28 inches (1/350 scale), 35 inches (1/280 scale) and 44 inch (1/220 scale). 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 16-20 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.
We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.
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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