Box art was pre-Picture Fleet and oddly, showed a yellow-brown deck. Might have been either John Cather or (less likely) John Steel, artist.
Fit was 2 Mk 37, 7-single 5", about 8 twin-3" which were similar and lumpy. Really simple one-piece mast maybe with an air search radar to be glued somewhere.
"9" was engraved into the flight deck forward of the square elevator as were the 3 yellow runway stripes on the angled deck (and big yellow "9".
Air wing was amazingly generous and cool-neat-nifty, something like 4 each A3D Skywarrior, F8U Crusader, F11F Tiger, A4 Skyhawk, AD Skyraider and a couple HUPs. Faint memory of some (dumb) folded-wing F9F Cougars.
No memory of catapult horns, tho 'think they were on a later CVA ressue.
Anyone else have any fill-in or corrective memories of this kit which was so treasured by a wee lad, so long ago?
: Released late '50's, re-released not long
: after as 'Bon Homme Richard' in 'Picture
: Fleet' series, re-re-released as 'Oriskany'
: 1967 and again in '71 (dates are on the
: 46 years later, once more. Collectors
: probably won't be happy but that's what
: happens with model kits. You have to find
: and then nuke the original mold from outer
: space, it's the only way to be sure.
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: Apparently, Revell only issued their
: SCB-125 kit once as the Oriskany, sometime
: around 1967. Air group including an attack
: set, including some S-2 Trackers, four A-4
: Skyhawks and six F-8 Crusaders. (one of the
: more desirable aircraft sets, IMHO).
: Reported to be re-issued this year.
: Hopefully with a new decal sheet as good as
: their Hornet re-issue.