USS Saratoga CV-3 PE Set

Published: December 15th, 2011     
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Reviewed by: 
John Lyons, IPMS# 47470
Scale: 1/700
Company: Eduard
Price: $32.95
Product / Stock #: 17025

The USS Saratoga was the US Navy's third aircraft carrier, being commissioned a few months prior to its class-lead, USS Lexington CV 2, in November 1927. USS Langley CV 1, Lexington, and Saratoga were instrumental in developing a new generation of fleet tactics that embraced the capabilities of airpower.

Eduard has put together a really nice set of details for the USS Saratoga CV-3 Trumpeter kit. You get 2 sheets of PE that provide a lot of details that are not in the original kit, along with six pages of instructions to help you apply the parts to your kit. The details include upgrades for the turrets and island, upper deck safety rails & nets, stairway guide rails, and ladders. The set also comes with parts to upgrade the deck crane and the plane catcher net.

The PE parts are perfectly etched and can be easily cut from the trees without special tools.

I would recommend this upgrade to all modelers. Without the upgrades, the standard kit looks a little dull.

I would like to thank Eduard and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to conduct this review.

  • PE sheet 1
    PE sheet 1
  • PE sheet 2
    PE sheet 2
  • Instructions 1
    Instructions 1
  • Instructions 2
    Instructions 2
  • Instructions 3
    Instructions 3
  • Instructions 4
    Instructions 4
  • Instructions 5
    Instructions 5
  • Instructions 6
    Instructions 6
  • Kit box
    Kit box

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