The first US Navy aircraft carrier, the Langley, was converted from the Jupiter coal carrier. The conversion project began in June 1919 and was completed in March 1922 and appeared in active service in the US Navy. It was the first real aircraft carrier in the history of the US military. As an aircraft carrier, the Langley conducted various tactical training and exercises during its service, providing the US Navy with experience in using aircraft carriers and many naval pilots.
In 1936, the Langley was converted into a seaplane carrier, designated AV-3. During the Pacific War,February 27, 1942, The Langley was sunk by a Japanese land attack aircraft while carrying out a fighter jet mission to Java Island.
|product name||U.S. Navy AV-3 Seaplane Carrier|
|product type||Plastic Model Warship Kit|
|Total number of offsets||17 sprues, hull and decks|
|Etched parts||4 pcs|
|Metal parts||anchor chain|
|Total number of parts||540+|
|Model size||Length: 475.3mm Beam: 72.6mm|
-Detailed Hull is a one piece part -Detailed flight deck and hangar deck
-Extensive photo-etched details included
-six P2Y included
-Complete ship and aircraft decal sets