USS Randolph (CV-15)
Finally, an accurate scale model of the USS Randolph. This kit is fully detailed and historically accurate. It even includes a transparent flight deck, to show off all of the interior details!
Dragon technology used: (see below for more on this innovative process)
- Slide mold technology contributes a detailed one piece hull and 5-inch twin turrets
More great features :
- Authentic 1:700 scale model
- All-newly tooled flight deck
- Build as either waterline or full hull version with presentation stand
- Hangar deck includes interior details
- Hull-side doors can be modeled in an open, half-open or closed position
- Flight deck elevators can be posed in either the raised or lowered position
- Different types of radar provided, including the YE Homing Beacon, SC Radar, SK Radar and Mk37 Director
- Superbly detailed anti-aircraft guns including 5-inch .38 Caliber Single Open Mount, Quadruple 40mm Bofors and Single 20mm Qerlikon
- Transparent plastic aircraft including the SB2C (new-tooled), F6F Hellcat and TBF/M Avenger
- Deck-edge elevator can be positioned up or down
- BONUS ITEM - transparent flight deck for viewing interior details
- Cartograf decals with accurate markings
- 1:700 photo-etched deck crew included
- Plastic and photo-etched options for safety net
About the USS Randolph:
The 27,100 ton USS Randolph (CV-15) was commissioned on 9 October 1944, and subsequently deployed to the Pacific theatre. Its planes contributed to the fighting on Iwo Jima, as well as making raids on targets such as Okinawa and Tokyo. USS Randolph was capable of 33 knots and required a crew of 3448. In combat on 11 March 1945 the carrier was hit by a kamikaze which caused 25 deaths and damage to the flight deck, but the craft was able to continue on in combat.
On 7 August 1968, the Defense Department announced that it would inactivate Randolph and 49 other ships to reduce fiscal expenditures in 1969. Randolph was placed out of commission, in reserve, berthed at Philadelphia, 13 February 1969, where she remained until 1 June 1973 when she was stricken from the Navy list.
The USS Randolph earned three battle stars for its World War II service.
Dragon Slide Mold Technology:
Beginning with computer aided design right through to molding, the whole slide mold process is computerized. It allows us to create large pieces without the need to create them as separate parts. The result is a perfectly accurate scale replica of the original without multiple seams (and major finishing work for modellers).
By utilizing this technology, we can manufacture parts that are more detailed and complex. 3-D shapes, hollow tubes and barrels, one-piece muzzle brakes are now a reality! This results in convenience and ease for you, with parts that are accurately aligned and shaped.
Released by Dragon in 2005