USS Enterprise is an American aircraft carrier from World War II. Its name means "enterprising", "darts" and "full of energy". It was the seventh ship bearing this honorable name in the US Navy. It was colloquially called "Big E". He served very actively in the Pacific throughout the war with Japan. He was honored with up to 20 stars for combat operations.
The USS Enterprise was commissioned in May 1938. It was equipped with 8 universal guns of 127 mm caliber. During the war, new more effective small-caliber anti-aircraft guns and large-caliber machine guns were constantly replaced and added. The aircraft carrier was also equipped with the latest air surveillance radars, radio altimeter and rangefinders. Depending on the period, the USS Enterprise took 70-91 aircraft. They were fighters, dive bombers and torpedo planes.
Official statistics confirm that 911 enemy aircraft were shot down by aircraft and artillery. His dive bombers and torpedo planes caused 71 enemy ships and ships to sink, and damaged another 192. USS Enterprise operated in the Pearl Harbor area in the early stages of the war. Shielded aircraft carrier Hornet during the first raid on Tokyo (Doolittle rally). As a flagship, he took part in the Battle of Midway, in which aircraft from US aircraft carriers led to the sinking of four Japanese aircraft carriers. During the fighting in the Solomon Islands region it was seriously damaged. After a refurbishment at Pearl Harbor, he returned to warfare, supporting landing operations and participating in the bombing of Japanese targets. He took part in the great battle of the Philippine Sea. The operational group from the Enterprise contributed to the sinking of the super battleship Musashi. On February 10, 1945, the Enterprise supported landing and fighting at Iwo Jima. The end of the war found the Enterprise in Puget Sound Navy Yard where it was being renovated after one of the suicide kamikaze attacks.
From the set of COBI construction blocks you will build the model of the legendary aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6). The model was designed on a standard 1: 300 scale. The set consisting of 2510 blocks will provide many hours of exciting construction and fun. The high-quality prints used reproduce the painting and details of the ship from World War II with precision. Prints do not wear off even during intense fun. As many as 6 block micro on-board aircraft are attached to the model and a special transparent block, which after plugging it into the foundation can imitate a taking-off plane. The USS Enterprise (CV-6) aircraft carrier can be displayed on the included display stand. The kit also includes a white nameplate containing basic information about the aircraft carrier model.
This advanced set will surely satisfy big and small navy, history and modeling fans.
- 2510 high-quality components,
- manufactured in the EU by a company with over 20 years of tradition,
- meet safety standards for children's products,
- fully compatible with other brands of construction blocks,
- blocks with prints do not deform and do not fade during play or under the influence of temperature,
- clear and intuitive instruction based on drawings and icons,
- moving parts
- 6 miniature aircraft models,
- a special transparent block, which after imitating it can imitate a plane taking off,
Box dimensions (L x W x H): 75 x 10 x 32 cm
Model dimensions (L x W x H): 83 x 13 x 17.5 cm