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US Navy Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier - USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

Forces of Valor US Navy Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier - USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)




 
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Forces of Valor FOV861012A US Navy Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier - USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) (1:700 Scale)

"She is truly a technological marvel. She will carry unmanned aircraft, joint strike fighters, and she will deploy lasers."
- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, in a webcast ceremony at the Newport News, Va., shipyard where Gerald R. Ford ws built

The supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), formerly CVA-63, is the second naval ship named after Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the site of the Wright brothers' first powered airplane flight. Kitty Hawk was both the first and last active ship of her class, and the last oil-fired aircraft carrier in service with the United States Navy.

Kitty Hawk was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, on December 27th, 1956. The ship was launched on May 21st, 1960, sponsored by Mrs. Camilla F. McElroy, wife of Defense Secretary Neil H. McElroy. Kitty Hawk was launched by flooding her drydock; the conventional slide method down was ruled out because of her mass and the risk that she might hit the Philadelphia shore on the far side of the Delaware River. The ship was commissioned April 21st, 1961, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Captain William F. Bringle in command.

With the decommissioning of Independence on September 30th, 1998, Kitty Hawk became the United States warship with the second-longest active status, after the sailing ship USS Constitution. (Enterprise passed her in 2012; these two aircraft carriers were two of the three carriers to fly the First Navy Jack.)

For 10 years, Kitty Hawk was the forward-deployed carrier at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. In October 2008, she was replaced in this role by George Washington. Kitty Hawk then returned to the United States and had her decommissioning ceremony on January 31st, 2009. She was officially decommissioned on May 12th, 2009, after almost 49 years of service. Kitty Hawk was replaced by George H.W. Bush.

Pictured here is a 1:700 scale replica of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CVN-63). Pre-order! Ship Date: 2020.

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Features
  • Plastic and diecast metal construction
  • Comes with a full complement of 1:700 scale aircraft
  • Comes atop golden pillars on a wood-like display plinth with etched metallic name plate

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