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USS Lexington (CV-2) Aircraft Carrier Kit
The USS Lexington CV2 is one of the old US Navy Aircraft Carriers. It set a standard to the new improved aircraft carriers that we see in the U.S. Navy Fleet that we see today. 

El USS Lexington CV2 es uno de los Portadores de EE.UU. viejo avión de la Marina. Asimismo, fijó un estándar para los portaaviones nueva mejora que vemos en la Flota de Marina de los EE.UU. que vemos hoy.

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The History of old U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers is shown here with the USS Lexington CV2.  The old aircraft carriers of this vintage set the stage for development of the new ultra modern aircraft carriers in the Navy today.  Aircraft Carrier models of the USS Lexington are fun to build and great to display.  These models are built to teach kids about construction and naval technology.  Every kid should have a lifetime of building models for their educational benefit enhancing their technical knowledge in their future careers.   If you have any pictures of the USS Lexington or have served or have a family member that has served on the Lexington, please send me a letter at the bottom of this page.  C. Jeff Dyrek, Webmaster.   Displacement: 36,000 tons.  Armament:  12 5-inch guns,  20 1.1-inch guns,  28 50-cal machine guns,  up to 90 aircraft.    Armor:  6 inch belt,  1-inch deck, 3-inch turrets.   Speed 34 kts.  Length:  888 ft.  Beam:  130 ft.  Draught:  32 ft.  Complement of men:  3300.

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the USS Lexington was sunk by the Japanese on May 8, 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea

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USS Lexington CV-2 1/350 Scale Models

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USS Lexington (CV-2) Aircraft Carrier Kit USS Lexington CV-2 1/700 Scale Aircraft Carrier Models
 The USS Lexington (CV-2) as configured when she raided Japanese positions in the southwestern Pacific in May, 1942.   It was complement of aircraft including F2A-1 fighters, SBD scout-bombers and TBD-1 torpedo bombers;  1/700 scale model are exquisitely detailed guns and life boats; authentic markings; a display stand with a name plate (for the full hull version) and a transparent blue oceanic display (for the waterline version); and more. 11½" long; 299 parts, assembly required.

  Jack Fellows Medal of Honor Print   

Jack Fellows. Protecting the carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) far below, Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare, flying his F4F Wildcat, sets ablaze one of five G4M1 Betty bombers he shot down during the February 20, 1942, skirmish that made him the U.S. Navy's first ace and Medal of Honor recipient in World War II. 24"x 24", limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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TBD-1 Devastator 1/72 Die Cast Model Airplane TBD-1 Devastator 1/350 Scale Models
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  TBD Devastator Die Cast Models
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TBD-1 Devastator 1/72 Die Cast Model Model Shown in this Sample
Lt. Cdr. W. Sinton, VT-2, USS Lexington

Sample Product  Description
the TBD torpedo bomber (one of the first TBDs produced) flown off the USS Lexington (CV-2) in early 1938 by Lt. Cdr. William Sinton when he was commander of Torpedo Squadron Two, this 1/72 scale, die cast SkyMax model features textured wing surfaces; a detailed cockpit and a gunner station with a removable, glazed greenhouse canopy; a realistic Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp radial engine front with a rotating propeller; a pitot tube, a gun sight, an arresting hook, and other fine details; optional-position landing gear; and authentic markings, including VT-2's "bomb man" emblem (a cannonball astride a torpedo) on the fuselage. 8¼" wingspan; includes a display stand.

Scratch One Flat Top, A painting by Stan Stokes

Scratch One Flat Top
All Paintings by Stan Stokes

Stan Stokes. Weeks before Midway, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, the TBD Devastator made its mark when the first Japanese carrier sunk during the War, the Shoho, was attacked by both torpedo bombers and dive bombers from the USS Lexington. 16"x 11½" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless  Model Airplane
SBD-1 Dauntless Dive Bomber
SBD-2 Dauntless Dive Bomber
SBD-3 Dauntless Dive Bomber, Battle of the Coral Sea, 1942
SBD-4 Dauntless Dive Bomber
SBD-5 Dauntless Dive Bomber
SBD-6 Dauntless Dive Bomber
SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber - Everything
Dauntless 1/350 Scale Model Airplanes

See the Dauntless Airplane Section for more about this Airplane

The famous Dauntless dive bomber flown by Ensign John Leppla and ARM3/c radioman John Liska of Scouting Squadron 2 in the May, 1942, Battle of the Coral Sea, during which the two men shot down a combined seven Japanese aircraft (Leppla's four victories made him the U.S. Navy's top-scoring SBD pilot).   

Exceptional features include a fully outfitted cockpit with a sliding canopy and realistic crew figures, an engine cowling that can be removed to reveal a finely detailed radial engine, two wing-mounted 100-pound bombs and a movable bomb crutch with a 1,000-pound bomb, a movable .30 caliber machine gun and a rotating metal propeller, working dive brakes and retractable landing gear, an authentic VS-2 paint scheme from the USS Lexington (CV-2), and more. 1/32 Scale Model has a 15¾" wingspan;   

The Professionals, Jim Dietz, F4B-4 on the USS Lexington CV-2

Boeing F4B-4 Jim Dietz, The Professionals

Jim Dietz. Off the coast of California, the flight deck of the USS Lexington swarms with activity. Flying the premiere Navy fighter, the Boeing F4B-4, pilots of Fighting Two ready for take-off. All Naval aviators are considered pros but these men were unique. The flying Chiefs of VF-2 were selected from all rated enlisted pilots; it was both an honor and a challenge to fly with Fighting Two. 35"x 18½" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

Quite a Pair, Stan Stokes Painting, F4B-4 USS Lexington CV-2

Quite a Pair

Stan Stokes. The year is 1928, and this naval Boeing F4B has a bird's eye view of the U.S. Navy's new, big carriers: the USS Saratoga and the USS Lexington. 16"x 11½" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

F4B-4 flew off of the USS Lexington 1/48 Die Cast Model

Boeing F4B-1 Model Airplanes & Photos
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VB-2, Section Five Leader, USS Lexington   
Wearing Section Five Leader markings, this 1/48 scale, die cast Hobby Master model of a Boeing F4B flown by Bombing Squadron Two (VB-2) off of the    USS Lexington (CV-2)   in 1937 features a detailed cockpit with a clear windscreen, a gun sight, an enlarged headrest (whose fairing carried an inflatable life raft), and a removable pilot figure; a realistic Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp engine with a rotating propeller; .30 caliber machine guns and two wing-mounted bombs; real wire wing rigging; intricate landing gear and an arresting hook; and authentic markings, including the squadron's famous knight on his winged horse. 1/48 Scale has a 7½" wingspan

Curtiss Sparrowhawk 1/32 Kit, Operated off of the USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier

Curtis Sparrowhawk 1/32 Scale Model Airplane Kits

The U.S. Navy's tiny Sparrowhawks, which operated from dirigibles during the 1930s, were among the most colorful fighters of the era. Utilized primarily in conjunction with the USS Akron and USS Macon airships, the Sparrowhawks  also operated briefly from the aircraft carrier USS Lexington.   This 1/32 scale, plastic kit includes two types of wheels, a detailed interior, and decals for six different Sparrowhawks. 9 ½" wingspan; assembly required.

Army Air Forces Newsreels: 1935 to 1938 - DVD

Army Air Forces Newsreels, Historic DVD Videos

This program features original newsreel footage produced by the U.S. military prior to the outbreak of World War II. You'll thrill to the record-setting Explorer II balloon flight, the 1935 Thompson and Mitchell Trophy races, the China Clipper in Manila, the Boeing XB-17, Hamilton Field, the USS Saratoga (CV-3), Selfridge Field exercises, B-17As, Stearman PT-13s, the Bell XFM-1, XB-15 Autogiros, planes landing and taking off on the USS Lexington (CV-2) in 1938, and much more. B&W and color, 1 hr. 52 min.

The link above takes you to the whole series of Army Air Forces Newsreels.

C.S. Bailey. The "Lady Lex" was the first of the great carriers that served with the U.S. Fleet until her demise at the Battle of the Coral Sea.

1942 VMF-211 markings of Edward "Butch" O'Hare, who received a Medal of Honor for single-handedly defending the USS Lexington against a squadron of Japanese "Betty" bombers

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the USS Lexington (CV-2) as configured when she raided Japanese positions in the southwestern Pacific in May, 1942.   It had a complement of aircraft including F2A-1 fighters, SBD scout-bombers and TBD-1 torpedo bombers.

the famous Dauntless dive bomber flown by Ensign John Leppla and ARM3/c radioman John Liska of Scouting Squadron 2 in the May, 1942, Battle of the Coral Sea, during which the two men shot down a combined seven Japanese aircraft (Leppla's four victories made him the U.S. Navy's top-scoring SBD pilot).

1942 VMF-211 markings of Edward "Butch" O'Hare, who received a Medal of Honor for single-handedly defending the USS Lexington against a squadron of Japanese "Betty" bombers

Butch O’Hare Ewing & Lindstrom. One of the most famous aviators of WWII, O’Hare’s life as a naval aviator is spectacular. Credited with saving the carrier Lexington, in his F4F Wildcat, by shooting down five Japanese bombers in one mission, he was awarded the Medal of Honor but suffered an untimely death.

The "Lady Lex" was the first of the great carriers that served with the U.S. Fleet until her demise at the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Protecting the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) far below, Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare, flying his F4F Wildcat, sets ablaze one of five G4M1 Betty bombers he shot down during the February 20, 1942, skirmish that made him the U.S. Navy's first ace and Medal of Honor recipient in World War II

the USS Lexington (CV-2), the "Gray Lady," from her 1927 commission through her many refits and her loss in the 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea.

the legendary Essex-class carrier USS Lexington (CV-16), the "Blue Ghost,  SB2C Helldivers, F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers

Air Group 16 and its pilots, radiomen and gunners who served on the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-16), the "Blue Ghost," in World War II's Pacific Theater

The U.S. Navy's tiny Sparrowhawks, which operated from dirigibles during the 1930s, were among the most colorful fighters of the era. Utilized primarily in conjunction with the USS Akron and USS Macon airships, the Sparrowhawks also operated briefly from the aircraft carrier USS Lexington.

Lt. Cook Cleland, who actually downed five enemy aircraft flying his SBD Dauntless off of the USS Lexington in World War II, Lt. Cook also received valor in action during the Battle of the Philippine Sea for which he was awarded the Navy Cross.

the TBD torpedo bomber (one of the first TBDs produced) flown off the USS Lexington (CV-2) in early 1938 by Lt. Cdr. William Sinton when he was commander of Torpedo Squadron Two,

Off the coast of California, the flight deck of the USS Lexington swarms with activity. Flying the premiere Navy fighter, the Boeing F4B-4, pilots of Fighting Two ready for take-off. All Naval aviators are considered pros but these men were unique. The flying Chiefs of VF-2 were selected from all rated enlisted pilots; it was both an honor and a challenge to fly with Fighting Two

Fateful Rendezvous, Butch O'Hare, the man who saved the USS Lexington

Book Description:

Fateful Rendezvous
The Life of Butch O’Hare Ewing & Lindstrom. One of the most famous aviators of WWII, O’Hare’s life as a naval aviator is spectacular. Credited with saving the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, in his F4F Wildcat, by shooting down five Japanese bombers in one mission, he was awarded the Medal of Honor but suffered an untimely death. Approved by O’Hare’s family, this book utilized recently released Japanese records to complete the story. 352 pgs., 47 photos, 6"x 9", hdbd

Flattop Fighting in World War II

Flattop Fighting in World War II

The Battles between American and Japanese Aircraft Carriers.
Degan. This work concentrates on the battles between U.S. and Japanese aircraft carriers in WWII, examining how strategies were planned and carried out on both sides. Presents the stories of the USS Hornet, the USS Yorktown, the USS Lexington, the USS Enterprise, and the Japanese battleship Yamato. 326 pages, 77 B&W photographs, maps, 6¼"x 8½", softcover.

8 June 2010

Great Uncle Benny Carlson went down with the USS Lexington

Jeff, my great uncle (my paternal grandmother’s brother) Benny Carlson from Osceola, Nebraska went down with the USS Lexington in World War II. The story goes that Uncle Benny and others were trapped on an elevator unable to abandon ship, as the ship went down they could be heard singing Rock of Ages.
Gregory D. Swanson, P.E.
Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

the USS Lexington as she was fitted when she was sunk by the Japanese on May 8, 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea,

  Please note: The background picture on this page was taken when I was stationed on the
USS Kitty Hawk in 1977-1978 in the Western Pacific.
C. Jeff Dyrek, Webmaster.

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