The Midway class aircraft carrier was commissioned in late 1945, the lead ship of the class, USS Midway, was not decommissioned until 1992, shortly after service in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Initially designated Large Carriers (CVB) -- the origin of designation may be "Battle Carrier". These 1,000-foot-long warships were once the largest carriers afloat, though at 45,000 tons they had a displacement about two-thirds that of the largest contemporary battleships. When operating at sea the ships were refueled every three days, burning approximately 100,000 gallons of oil a day. When first built, the USS Midway's bow was open to the sea, and was enclosed in 1957 as part of a major overhaul. The carriers of the Midway class, which eventually displacing more than 67,000 tons fully loaded following modernization, carried a crew of 4,500 and up to 70 aircraft.
USS Midway CV-41
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV-42
USS Coral Sea CV-43
Any service era or vessel configuration - we can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our Midway Class aircraft carrier models in seveal size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 24 inches, 27 inches (1/430 scale), 34 inches (1/350 scale) and 42 inches (1/280 scale), in both straight and angle deck configurations. 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 20 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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