Re: Largest Copter Carrier?

Largest scale Iwo Jima? a deck full of choppers sounds intriguing. a
>change of pace from all the clean lines of jets, etc......
We had a beeg copter 'carrier' in the late Sixties....our C-133A which
would haul FIVE Hueys per trip to Saigon, and then bring back five
shot-up ones from Danang. :)
Bondo Phil
MAC Nav (Ret.)
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f111a
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I think the original question was about the largest Iwo Jima class *model* available.
Scott G. Welch
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OSWELCH
A fellow in my RC scale boat club has a 1/96 scale model of the LHA-- it is about 10 feet long.
I believe the Scale Shipyard has a fiberglass hull for that class in 1/96 scale.
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RC Boater
There were seven "Iwo Jima" class LPHs built, (Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Guadalcanal, Guam, Tripoli, New Orleans, and Inchon) between 1959 and 1970.
Aurora released a kit of the Guadalcanal in the 1960s in 1/600th scale, now the kit normally goes for $100+ on eBay.
Waveline has the Iwo Jima (out of stock) and Okinawa in 1/700th scale for $64.99 and $59.99 respectively.
LPHs were just under 592' long and 84' wide with a draft of 26', they displaced up to 18,300 tons with a max speed of 20 knots. (though when I was on them they never did more than about 12 or 15 knots)
LHAs are somewhat larger with a length approaching that of WWII Essex Class carriers and can handle more aircraft as well as amphibous craft.
HTH
Jonathan Primm snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
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