News Revell may-jun 2012: Ships

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1/700 USS Kearsarge LHD-3 Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-5110

Overview
Skill level: 4
Scale: 1:700
Length: 365 mm
Parts: 142

Description
Outfitted for amphibious assault.

The U.S.S. Kearsarge (LHD-3) is the U.S. Navy’s third Wasp-class amphibian assault vessel. She entered service in October of 1993. The U.S.S. Kearsarge’s weaponry is just as impressive today. Armament includes a NATO RIM-7 Sea Sparrow point defense system, 1″ (25 mm) chain guns, a Phalanx close-in weapons system and RIM-116 rolling airframe missiles. Her command and control systems are state-of-the-art, and so are her medical suites – which resemble those found on the Navy’s hospital ships!

1/426 USS Pine Island Seaplane Tender Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-0314

Overview
Skill Level: 2
Scale: 1/426
Length: 15-1/2″
Width: 2-1/4″
Height: 4-1/4″
Parts: 88

Description
The U.S. Navy’s noble mobile repair base.

Named after Florida’s Pine Island Sound, WWII’s U.S.S. Pine Island was a Currituck-class seaplane tender for the U.S. Navy. Like most seaplane tenders, the U.S.S. Pine Island served as a mobile repair base for large naval seaplanes. After WWII, she serviced aerial mapping aircraft in the Antarctic, followed by noble stints in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Kit features a one-piece hull, four 5″ (127 mm) guns, twenty 1.6″ (40 mm) anti-aircraft guns, a multi-piece Mariner seaplane, eight lifeboats, display stands and decals with official U.S. Navy markings.

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