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USS Bodega Bay – RC Escort Carrier – Plan & Article

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Plan for this is a Stand-Off 1:444 scale model based on the Casablanca class of Escort Carriers (CVE) built for the U.S. Navy during WW2.

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  • Model designed by Glynn Guest
  • Materials: Balsa Wood & Liteply
  • Scale: 1:144
  • Length: 42 inches (107 cm)
  • Beam: 6 1/4 inches (16 cm)
  • Weight: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
  • Suggested power: Single RE 545 electric motor, 6 volts
  • Plan first published in Model Boats, June 2003

Full Description

The shortage of aircraft carriers in WW2 soon lead to first the conversion of merchant’s vessels into small aircraft carriers to perform as escorts for convoys. Their success in this role resulted in the building of more escort carriers using merchant ship hull standards. Mass production methods enabled the 50 carriers in this class to be built in one shipyard in the space of a single year.

The hull is a simple balsa structure with access inside via a removable hangar and flight deck. Using a scale of 1:144 allows a range of suitable plastic aircraft to be added. A single motor, powered by a 6v sealed lead acid battery was used to give more than adequate speed and manoeuvrability.

Please note that all plans are printed to order and as such we are unable to accept returns.

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