New from Dragon in 1/700
Dragon kit preview
 
The USS Princeton was an Essex class carrier that was converted to ASW service as newer carriers came online. Here is a preview of what is included with that kit. An in-box review will follow soon.
Features:
- Accurately shaped and patterned CVS-37 flight deck is newly modeled
- Brand new Anti-Submarine aircraft comprising new tooled S2F-1 and HSS-1 are conveniently constructed in transparent plastic
- Astonishing new detail photo-etched parts for landing signal system are included
- New LSO Platform made from photo-etches parts
- Plastic and photo-etched options for safety net
- Option of either a waterline version of a full hull version with presentation stand
- Bonus transparent flight deck to show off the interior details
- Cartograf decal offers accurate marking
 

With a displacement of 27,100 tons, the USS Princeton (CV-37) was originally laid down as an Essex-class aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy. Commissioned on November 18, 1945. It was too late to be involved in WWII, though it did see extensive action in the Korean War with three tours of duty there. For example, its embarked aircraft supported Marines as they made a fighting withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir.

"In January 1954, the USS Princeton was converted for antisubmarine warfare, and was reclassified as CVS-37. Its final evolution was as a Boxer-class amphibious assault ship for the USMC, in which role it served in the Vietnam War. This U.S. warship, after many years of faithful service, was finally decommissioned in 1970.

But modelers will be pleased to hear the USS Princeton has been resurrected in 1/700 scale! This fantastic new model represents this carrier in the antisubmarine CVS-37 capacity it served in from 1954 to 1959. This means it includes pertinent details like the LSO (Landing Signal Officer) platform, which is made from photo-etched parts for the finest possible rendering of detail. The complement of S2F-1 and HSS-1 antisubmarine aircraft all involve brand new toolings too. To give modelers unparalleled detail, these 1/700 scale aircraft are injection molded in transparent plastic. This carrier is positively bristling with detail, and modelers will welcome such a vessel built to Dragonís highest standards into their model fleets."
 
 

You can get yours from Dragon USA or at your favorite hobby shop.


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