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1/350 USS Wasp (Sept.1942) Hangar Deck Front Sides 3d printed

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1/350 USS Wasp (Sept.1942) Hangar Deck Front Sides 3d printed
1/350 USS Wasp (Sept.1942) Hangar Deck Front Sides 3d printed

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1/350 USS Wasp (Sept.1942) Hangar Deck Front Sides

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The USS Wasp (CV-7) was a US aircraft carrier designed to make maximum use of the allotted carrier displacement of the Washington Naval Treaty. After the conversion of two Lexington class battlecruisers into fleet carriers, and the building of the 25,000 ton Yorktown and Enterprise and the 14,500 ton Ranger, only 15,000 of displacement for carriers remained to be used up. Therefore, Wasp was designed as basically a downscaled version of the preceding Yorktown class, but to fit a similarly sized air group into a hull almost half the tonnage, speed was reduced (29.5kn on 75,000shp compared to Yorktown's 32.5kn on 120,000shp), armour was reduced to between 1.25in - 3.5in over vital areas, and the torpedo protection system was dropped altogether. The Navy recognized these flaws but pushed on with the design nonetheless, as it was not possible to build a ship that could carry up to 100 aircraft (with reserves and deck parks) within the allowed displacement limits.
Wasp was laid down in 1936, launched three years later, and commissioned in April 1940. The ship was given the number CV-7 because the modified Yorktown class USS Hornet (CV-8) was not yet even launched at the time. She spent the remainder of the year and the first half of 1941 in trials and training cruises on the Atlantic coast and the Caribbeans, and then participating in the occupation of Iceland and Neutrality Patrols. After the start of the war, Wasp was attached to Task Force 39 sailing to the British Isles, to reinforce the Royal Navy's Home Fleet. She made a couple of runs to Malta to ferry needed aircraft and then recalled home in May for repairs and upgrades. Before leaving the UK, a single 40mm Bofors was installed, the only such actually fitted on board. She would be sunk before getting her full complement of four quad 40mm mounts to replace her quad 1.1in 'Chicago pianos'. Wasp then became part of TF-37 along the battleship North Carolina, the cruisers Quincy and San Juan, and six destroyers, and transferred to the Pacific theatre. The carrier took part in the Guadalcanal campaign, but on 15 September 1942, the ship was spotted by the Japanese submarine I-19, which fired six Type 95 torpedoes at her (a submarine-based version of the Type 93 'Long Lance' with a half-ton warhead); three found their target. All hit in close proximity with gasoline tanks and magazines, resulting in massive explosions, the resulting fires detonating ready ammunitions of anti-aicraft guns. As the ship listed to starboard, it became more and more clear that they could not effectively fight the fires, and half an hour later after being hit, Wasp was abandoned and sank. Her wreck has been found in January 2019 at a depth of around 4,300mt.
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