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USS Bodega Bay

£14.00£78.50

This is a Stand-Off scale model based on the Casablanca class of Escort Carriers (CVE) built for the U.S. Navy during WW2. The shortage of aircraft carriers in WW2 soon lead to first the conversion of merchant 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.

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USS Bodega Bay Plan

A Plan of this is a Stand-Off scale model based on the Casablanca class of Escort Carriers (CVE) built for the U.S. Navy during WW2. The shortage of aircraft carriers in WW2 soon lead to first the conversion of merchant 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.

£14.50
USS Bodega Bay Additional Wood Pack

Our Additional Wood Packs contain most, if not all, 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.

£14.00
USS Bodega Bay CNC 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.

£78.50
MAGM2010 USS Bodega Bay Plan & Hull Set

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

£76.50
SKU: GP-MAGM2010 Category: Brand:

Full Description

Plan first published in Model Boats, June 2003

This is a Stand-Off scale model based on the Casablanca class of Escort Carriers (CVE) built for the U.S. Navy during WW2. The shortage of aircraft carriers in WW2 soon lead to first the conversion of merchant 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.

Plan MAGM2010 Laser Cut wood pack WPMAGM2010 Additonal Wood Pack AWPMAGM2010 Short Kit SETMAGM2010

Specification

Model designed by Glynn Guest

Model Details

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

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