The seventh USS Hornet CV-8 was a Yorktown-class aircraft carrier of World War II. The USS Hornet, or CV-8 Hornet, was launched December 14, 1940 by Newport News Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia and commissioned at Norfolk on October 20, 1941.
The USS Hornet is notable for launching 16 Army B-25s in the Doolittle Raid, as a participant in the Battle of Midway, and for action in the Solomons before being lost to an overwhelming air attack in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. The Doolittle Raid weighed 19,800 tons and stretched 809 feet 9 inches. She had a speed of 33 knots and could carry a crew of 1,889.
Planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, the Doolittle Raid was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese home islands during World War II. It was the only time in U.S. military history that U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers were launched from a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier on a combat mission.
Handcrafted and handpainted wooden model.Details:Scale: 1/350 scale modelWing Span: 4"Length: 28.13"