The Ford class (or Gerald R. Ford-class) aircraft carriers are the United State Navy’s latest class of supercarriers intended to eventually replace the current Nimitz-class carriers. Thees new vessels will use a hull design similar to the Nimitz carriers in appearance, but many aspects of the design implement new technologies (such as an Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System), as well as other design features intended to improve efficiency and running costs, including a reduced crew requirement. There are expected to be ten ships of this class. To date, three have been announced:
CVN-78 USS Gerald R. Ford (2015 scheduled commissioning)
CVN-79 USS John F. Kennedy (2020 scheduled commissioning)
CVN-80 USS Enterprise (2025 scheduled commissioning)
We offer our Ford Class aircraft carrier models in several popular size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 24 inches, 31 inches (1/430 scale), 38 inches (1/350 scale) and 47 inches (1/280 scale). We offer the more popular size/scale selections for easy check out. Custom orders are our specialty. If you would like a quote on a size or scale, other than the selection listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our aircraft carrier models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes. As appropriate to the vessel and service era specified, scale aircraft with appropriate air wings, flagging and assorted deck machines are included.
The model build time is generally 24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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