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Calling all Vietnam War-era Forrestal class fans! Model Monkey is very happy to announce a Vietnam War-era island is now available for USS Saratoga CV-60 in four popular scales. The island captures features of the ship as it appeared from 1970-1975.
Saratoga 1970-1975 Island


1/542 scale: http://shpws.me/OYHq
1/600 scale: http://shpws.me/OYNG
1/700 scale: http://shpws.me/P087
1/720 scale: http://shpws.me/P0hz

In the larger scales of 1/542 (for Revell kits) and 1/600 (for Airfix, Aurora, Heller, MPC and Monogram kits), the islands feature open bridge, secondary conn, and "PriFly" windows as well as additional phasor dual-cone antennas.


The 1/700 and 1/720 scale islands have solid windows with subtle, raised window framing detail.


All Saratoga island designs feature detailed, open doors of the correct type.


This 1970-1975 island is considerably different than the previously released 1958 Saratoga island.


The 1/700 scale island is intended to help the modeler convert any Fujimi 1/700 scale Kitty Hawk class model to a Forrestal class ship. The two classes shared the same hull but the flight deck, sponsons and islands were configured differently.


During 1970-1975, "Super Sara" embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, tail code "AC", composed of:

June 17, 1970 - November 11, 1970 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)
Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II
Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II
Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7A Corsair II
Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7A Corsair II
Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6A Intruder
Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 9 (RVAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - RA-5C Vigilante
Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2B Hawkeye
Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HH-2D Seasprite

June 7, 1971 - October 31, 1971 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)
Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II
Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II
Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7A Corsair II
Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7A Corsair II
Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6A/B & KA-6D Intruder
Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 9 (RVAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - RA-5C Vigilante
Marine Composite Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VMCJ-2) ‘Playboys’ - EA-6A Electric Intruder
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2B Hawkeye
Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28) ‘Hukkers’ - S-2E Tracker
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3D Sea King

April 11, 1972 - February 13, 1973 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)
Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II
Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II
Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7A Corsair II
Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7A Corsair II
Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6A & KA-6D Intruder
Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 1 (RVAH-1) ‘Tigers’ - RA-5C Vigilante
Marine Composite Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VMCJ-2) ‘Playboys’ - EA-6A Electric Intruder
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2B Hawkeye
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3D Sea King

September 27, 1974 - March 19, 1975 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60)
Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) ‘Tomcatters’ - F-4J Phantom II
Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) ‘Sluggers’ - F-4J Phantom II
Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) ‘Bulls’ - A-7E Corsair II
Attack Squadron 105 (VA-105) ‘Gunslingers’ - A-7E Corsair II
Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) ‘Sunday Punchers’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder
Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 11 (RVAH-11) ‘Checkertails’ - RA-5C Vigilante
Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 24 (VS-24) ‘Duty Cats’ - S-2G Tracker
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7) ‘Dusty Dogs’ - SH-3H Sea King
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 (VAW-123) ‘Screwtops’ - E-2C Hawkeye
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