USS Ranger (CV-4) was the first ship of the USN to be designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier. Ranger was a relatively small ship, closer in size and displacement to the first US carrier—Langley—than later ships. An island superstructure was not included in the original design, but was added after completion. Of the eight pre-war US aircraft carriers CV-1 through CV-8, Ranger was one of only three to survive the entirety of World War II, the others being Enterprise and Saratoga. Unlike the others, however, she was initially deemed too slow for use with the Pacific Fleet's carrier task forces, and so most of her wartime service was spent in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Skill Level: 4
- Painting and assembly required
- 26 sprues
- One decal sheet
- Two photo-etched frets
- Metal anchor chain
- Includes F6F-3, TBF-1 and SBD-3 aircraft
- Display stand and nameplate
- One-piece hull
- Detailed flight and hangar decks
Illustrated instructions and paint guide
*Cyanoacrylate glue is required for photo-etched parts*