At 1,123 feet long, the 'Big E' is the longest naval vessel in the world. With a displacement of 93,284 tons and crew of 4,600, the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier has seen action in every major conflict from the 1962 Cuban missile crisis to Afghanistan. She was the second oldest commissioned vessel in the United States Navy (after the wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate USS Constitution) serving for over 50 years, longer than any other U.S. aircraft carrier. Her final deployment ended November 4, 2012, at her home port, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. The ship used for the filming of the movie 'Top Gun' is scheduled to be scrapped after her nuclear reactors are removed.
Kit depicts the ship as she appeared after her refit in 1982 and is engineered with a high level of detail throughout. Approximately one hundred parts are used to re-create the bridge alone. Display stand and parts for various vehicles, as well as forty aircraft, are included for a busy flight deck.
Length: 39.6 in. Tamiya kit #78007.