USS Bodega Bay – RC Escort Carrier

£14.25£118.75

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.

Please select Quantity next to each component product and then select 'Add to basket' at the bottom

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.

£15.00 £14.25

Laser Cut Wood Pack 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.

£97.00 £92.15

Additional Wood Pack 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.

£17.00 £16.15

Short Kit includes Plan, Laser Cut and Additional Wood Packs 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.

£125.00 £118.75

Full Description

  • 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

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.

What’s in a Short Kit? – A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.

What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack? – A CNC or laser cut wood pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheets.

What’s in an Additional Wood Pack? – Our Additional Wood Packs contain MOST of the necessary sheet and strip wood needed to complete a model being built from a Sarik Hobbies plan and using the associated laser cut wood pack, if available. We stock a wide range of balsa, ply and spruce in popular sheet and strip sizes but even so we cannot guarantee to be able to supply all the wood necessary to complete each model. So some additional purchases may be required from other modelling wood stockists if not available from Sarik Hobbies. Our Additional Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and spruce wood in the stock sizes as used by our suppliers and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheet.
Plan MAGM2010 Laser Cut wood pack WPMAGM2010 Additional Wood Pack AWPMAGM2010 Short Kit SETMAGM2010

Specification

  • 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

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “USS Bodega Bay – RC Escort Carrier”

You may also like…