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USS Nimitz Class Ship Models
1/700 scale 19" long

This will be a early version Nimitz Class late 70's to 80's era.
List price 109.00 our kit# A626 - $OUT
(Trumpeter also makes a 1990's version ask for it when you order.)
All the kits below can be built as a full hull or with waterline display.

USS Nimitz 1975 - A626 or A626A - 2005 Configuration
USS Eisenhower A629 - 1978 or A633 Abe Lincoln 2004
A632 - USS Teddy Roosevelt 2004
USS John Stennis A636 2004

This is a good description for all of the 1/700 Trumpeter Nimitz Class kits.
In stock ready to Ship
List price 109.00 save 10.00 with
This will be the most highly detailed modern carrier kit to date.
There are 633 parts on 28 sprues this can be built as either a full hull or waterline.
This kit includes 22 aircraft
Aircraft feature clear canopy & folding wings.
Helicopters feature clear fuselage & black rotors.

Having built Trumpeter's 1/350 scale Nimitz, I was not surprised that the smaller version was similar in most aspects, but different in a few. Optional full or waterline hull is offered, along with the handy vacuum-formed clear-blue plastic sea base with a depression to hold the waterline model. Decals provide all the deck markings, and a separate sheet has all the markings for the aircraft. Let's talk about what's different from the larger kit. The most interesting area is the hangar deck detail, with bulkheads, fire doors, and equipment that was missing from the larger kit. However, all of this goes unseen when the flight deck is attached. The flight deck is one piece versus the three-piece affair in 1/350 scale. I painted it gloss engine gray, then used the decals to mark the deck. The decals were excellent and went down without trouble. I didn't like Trumpeter's choice of wire for the arrestor cables, preferring monofilament. I used the wire and had difficulty keeping the cables taut. The island construction is simplified considerably, but the observation windows and the main superstructure are molded in clear plastic. Still, there are 70 parts to the island and 41 parts to the main mast. It took 3.5 hours to put the superstructure together. All the aircraft are molded in clear styrene, apparently to retain clear canopies. I guess you could mask the tiny specks and paint the gray and white camouflage schemes, but I found it easier to paint the airplanes first then simulate the canopies with blue-gray paint. The kit represents Nimitz early in its career, so the air wing has Phantoms, Intruders, Corsair IIs, Vigilantes, Hawkeyes, Skywarriors, and Sea Kings. Each has multiple parts including landing gear and drop tanks. I'm glad that Trumpeter has abandoned the use of the slippery black plastic for the landing gear, but there are no gear doors molded on. Unlike the larger kit, you don't have an option to pose wings folded unless you perform plastic surgery. The aircraft decals are excellent. I made my model in waterline form, and back-painted the sea base with Polly Scale dark sea blue. I used white mixed with blue and straight white to accent the molded-in wakes. Once again, I was impressed with the overall fit and detail, especially for this small scale. The finished model far surpasses the previous (and slightly smaller) Italeri 1/720 scale Nimitz. I would expect that Trumpeter will reissue the kit with different fitments and air wing as a more current ship. It's a fine addition to this aircraft- builder's closet carrier collection.
- Paul Boyer       
   Picture and article from FineScale Modeler December 2006


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These planes can be ordered 6 per box $10.95

Extra Aircraft 6 per box. Item #
F4J Phantoms II #3423
A6E Intruders #3421
A7E Corsair II #3422
E2C Hawkeye #3430
RA5C Vigilante #3420
S3B Viking #3432
A3D Skywarrior #3419
F/A-18C Hornet #3426
F/A-18D Hornet #3427
F/A-18E Super Hornet #3428
F/A-18F Super Hornet #3429
F-14A Tomcat #3424
F-14B/D Tomcat #3425
EA-6B Prowler #3433
SH-60F Oceanhawk Helicopter #3434
SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter #3435
MH-60S Knighthawk Helicopter #3436
HH-60H Rescue Hawk Helicopter #3437
SH3H Sea King #3438


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The United States Navy

Aircraft Carriers - CV, CVN

Updated: 6 March 2000
Description: Aircraft carriers provide a wide range of possible response for the National Command Authority.

The Carrier Mission
To provide a credible, sustainable, independent forward presence and conventional deterrence in peacetime, To operate as the cornerstone of joint/allied maritime expeditionary forces in times of crisis, and To operate and support aircraft attacks on enemies, protect friendly forces and engage in sustained independent operations in war.

Features: The aircraft carrier continues to be the centerpiece of the forces necessary for forward presence. Whenever there has been a crisis, the first question has been: "Where are the carriers?" Carriers support and operate aircraft that engage in attacks on airborne, afloat, and ashore targets that threaten free use of the sea; and engage in sustained operations in support of other forces.

Aircraft carriers are deployed worldwide in support of U.S. interests and commitments. They can respond to global crises in ways ranging from peacetime presence to full-scale war. Together with their on-board air wings, the carriers have vital roles across the full spectrum of conflict.

The Nimitz-class carriers, seven operational and two under construction, are the largest warships in the world. USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is undergoing its first refueling during a 33-month Refueling Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., in 1998.

Point of Contact:
Public Affairs Office
Naval Sea Systems Command
Washington, DC 20362

General Characteristics, Nimitz Class

Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.
Power Plant: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts
Length, overall: 1,092 feet (332.85 meters)
Flight Deck Width: 252 feet (76.8 meters)
Beam: 134 feet (40.84 meters)
Displacement: Approx. 97,000 tons (98,556.67 metric tons) full load
Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour)
Aircraft: 85
Cost: about $4.5 billion each
USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Norfolk, Va.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Norfolk, Va.
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Bremerton, Wash.
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Norfolk, Va.
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Everett, Wash.
USS George Washington (CVN 73), Norfolk, Va.
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), San Diego, Calif.
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Norfolk, Va.
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) San Diego, Calif.
Crew: Ship's Company: 3,200 - Air Wing: 2,480
Armament: Two or three (depending on modification) NATO Sea Sparrow launchers, 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts: (3 on Nimitz and Dwight D. Eisenhower and 4 on Vinson and later ships of the class.)
Date Deployed: May 3, 1975 (USS Nimitz)

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