Prototype Information: USS Enterprise (CVN-65), Nuclear Aircraft Carrier The USS Enterprise was the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier built for the US Navy and entered service in November 1961. This huge ship displaces 75,700 tons and has 8 reactors which generate over 300,000 hp. The ship carries nearly 5,000 personnel to operate the vessel and maintain the aircraft she carries.
Ever since I was a kid I wanted to build this model. There was just something about the square bridge that piqued my curiosity, so I finally did it. Of course with a Revell Model kit you know what you are getting, a bit of a challenge with firmly fitting parts and alignments. Net result is a model to be proud of especially if you go the extra mile with rigging, painting, and if good enough, aging it. This is the Big E as she was originally built so its a nice piece of carrier history as well.
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