'The Finest Plastic Model Ship Kit Ever Made' These are the words of Sherman Collings, noted model builder, historian and expert on military aircraft and ships, with models he built on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
Bursting with nearly 1,000 meticulously molded parts, Gallery Models USS Wasp (LHD-1) is the only 1/350 scale kit of its kind. It's the first ship designed to accommodate the US Navy's new Landing Craft Air Cushion assault hovercraft (LCAC's) . . . there are two LCAC's waiting to be built in this kit. The Wasp kit also includes 16 aircraft (helicopters and V/STOL fighters) . . . each a complete kit in its own right.
Explore the nearly 30 inch length and revel in the magnificence of the fully detailed hanger bay and well deck. Pose the formidable air and ground weaponry as you see fit . . . patrol or battle stations, on deck or below deck with the included tanks, HumVees and artillery on the LCAC's or inside the expansive vehicle storage area. The hanger bay and flight deck come alive with a dozen tow tractors and cranes. And you can position the two aircraft elevators. Two large, extraordinarily precise photo-etched trees embrace finely detailed railings, radar components and safety nettings.
Kits within a kit, and models within a model . . . it's all here in the Gallery Models USS Wasp.
- 4 CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters
- 4 CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters
- 4 MV-22 Ospreys
- 2 AH-1W Cobra gunships
- 2 AV-8B Harrier V/STOL fighters
- 2 LCAC assault hovercraft
- 4 HumVee's
- 2 LCU landing craft
- 2 AAV7 'Amtrac's' amphibious assault vehicles
- 10 flight deck tractors
- 2 flight deck cranes
- 2 M60 Patton tanks
- 2 M1 Abrams tanks
- 2 heavy trucks
- 2 M198 towed artillery pieces
- 2 LAV 8-wheel personnel carriers