- 1:700 Scale Aircraft Carrier Series
- Diecast hull with plastic upper structure
- Compliment of aircraft
- Pre painted
- Display stand included.
- Dimensions: L 19.25” x W 4.5”
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is a decommissioned United States Navy aircraft carrier. She was the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed "Big E". At 1,088 feet (332 m), she is one of the longest naval vessels ever built. Her 93,284-long-ton (94,781 t) displacement ranks her as the 12th-heaviest carrier, after the ten carriers of the Nimitz class and USS Gerald R. Ford. Enterprise had a crew of some 4,600 service members.
The only ship of her class, Enterprise was, at the time of deactivation, the third-oldest commissioned vessel in the United States Navy after the wooden-hulled USS Constitution and USS Pueblo. She was deactivated on 1 December 2012, and officially decommissioned on 3 February 2017, after over 55 years of service. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register the same day.
Enterprise was beginning her voyage home from the Persian Gulf when the September 11 2001 attacks were carried out. Without orders, the carrier returned to the waters off Southwest Asia near the Persian Gulf, outrunning her escorts. In October 2001, the United States launched air attacks against Al-Qaeda training camps and Taliban military installations in Afghanistan. The actions were designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime.
Over three weeks, aircraft from Enterprise flew nearly 700 missions and dropped over 800,000 lb (400 short tons; 360 t) of ordnance over Afghanistan. On 10 November, the carrier arrived at her home port of Norfolk, Virginia, 16 days later than originally planned.
The name has been adopted by the future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-80). In early 2017, it was announced that steel from CVN-65 will be recycled and used to construct CVN-80.
This Forces Of Valor model represents the USS Enterprise during Operation Enduring Freedom 2001.
This model kit is a great addition to your collection.