The Hornet (CV-8) was launched 14 December 1940 by the Newport News Ship Building & Dry Dock Co,and commissioned at Norfolk 20 October 1941. 18 April 1942, HORNET launched B-25 to bomb Japan, Intercepted broadcasts, both in Japanese and English. 6 June 1942, HORNET planes attacked the fleeing Japanese fleet to assist in sinking cruiser Mikuma, damaged a destroyer, and left cruiser Mogami aflame and heavily damaged. HORNET (CV-8) received four battle stars for World War II service. Kit consists of 465 parts on 22 sprues, plus waterline plate for full hull or waterline construction. Markings are for 1942, measure 12. Paint colors needed: Gold, Hull Red, Flat Black, Sea Blue, Olive Drab, Ocean Gray, Light Gray, Deck Blue, and Haze Gray.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|