New Model Kit: Photos of Upcoming 1/700 Scale Yorktown

The Trumpeter China website has posted photos of their upcoming 1/700 scale USS Yorktown (CV-5) kit. While it’s difficult to tell if they fixed all of the problems with the hull that their USS Hornet kit had, it is possible to tell that things have been changed in the model, and at least the waterline looks more accurate. Only having one in-hand will tell the whole tale.

It’s really great that, after decades of the Yorktown class carriers being largely ignored by model kit producers, to see these new kits. Between this kit, the Academy CV-6 kit mentioned in the previous post, and the announced 1/200 scale CV-5 and CV-6 kits, there’s a lot coming up for Yorktown class aficionados.

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