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Re: re: infor on the 1/200 scale ARIZONA
Sources I have read actually state that "battleships usually carried four." But, I have not seen images with that many aboard, and do not consider myself knowledgeable enough to really answer the question definitively for you, sorry. Navsource does have a couple photos showing three as you've described. Hopefully someone better versed in the details will chime in. (And if you got four, but it ended up less, you'd have "spares," if you didn't mind going that route.)
Thank you so much!
I've already located the item needed at 1/200 scale on eBay. One question before I order, Ralph....did she usually carry two or three of these aircraft? I've seen photos of 2 aircraft on the aft turret and one on the catapult at the stern. Do you know which is the correct number?
Wikipedia tells me that SOC Seagulls were introduced in November, 1935. Navsource does not have dates for when they went aboard Arizona, but does show she had them. And though she had other, earlier "colorful biplane"-types, they are "obscure" in the model world, and would be a serious challenge to find (if they even exist.) The SOC Seagull was more common, and "legendary," making models of them more likely.
And indeed of you google/run a search for-->1/200 SOC Seagull Yao's
You will find Yao's Studio kit number Lyr200220--which is a printed Seagull--and Lyr200220dx, which is a kit of a Seagull with a catapult. They will turn up in your search available from various eBay vendors. Choose whichever one you want to order from. Be careful...this kit is offered in multiple scales. Be sure you are getting the 1/200 version you want. Verify the kit number. Lyr200220 is 1/200 scale. Lyr144220 would be 1/144 scale, Lyr700220 would be 1/700 scale, and so forth. So, pay attention.
I would like to know if the experts on this board can assist me. I am contemplating the purchase of the 1/200 scale ARIZONA. However, I am not interested in doing her as she appeared when lost at Pearl Harbor but rather in her earlier and more attractive 1930's light grey livery. The questions....are there aftermarket parts to backdate her? Most importantly, I would like to give her the colorful biplanes instead of Kingfishers, which were added later in her career. Does any company make those as well in 1/200?
Thanks for any assistance.
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