[New Product Release] 1/4000 USA Fleet in Battle of the Coral Sea 1942
We proudly announce our first WW2 USA ship combo in our Fleet in Pocket 1940s® Series with their page links below. The ship combo comes with several FREE aircraft tokens for tabletop wargaming!
In the Battle of the Coral Sea, TG-17.2 never operated as an independent entity from TG-17.5. This ship combo includes:
1 Lexington-class aircraft carrier (CV-2 Lexington, in 1942 outfit), 1 Yorktown-class aircraft carrier (CV-5 Yorktown, in 1942 outfit), 1 Northampton-class heavy cruisers (CA-27 Chester, in 1942 outfit), 1 Portland-class heavy cruiser (CA-33 Portland, in 1942 outfit), 3 New Orleans-class heavy cruisers (CA-31 New Orleans, CA-34 Astoria, CA-36 Minneapolis, all in 1942 outfit), 4 Farragut-class destroyers (DD-348 Farragut, DD-349 Dewey, DD-355 Aylwin and DD-354 Monaghan, all in 1942 outfit), 4 Sims-class destroyers (DD-412 Hammann, DD-417 Morris, DD-411 Anderson and DD-414 Russell, all in 1942 outfit), 1 Porter-class destroyer (DD-360 Phelps).
Wargame example: both the USN and IJN carrier strike groups are launching waves of aircrafts to attack each other, in a tabletop wargame simulating the Battle of the Coral Sea. Note that CV-2 Lexington still has more aircrafts to launch on her deck.
***For fans of WW2 history and naval battle wargames:
The Battle of the Coral Sea, from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces of the United States and Australia. Taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, the battle is historically significant as the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other and the first in which the opposing ships neither sighted nor fired directly upon one another.
Several fleet movement diagrams are included herein for fans of WW2 history and naval wargames. The diagrams are copies from the book "The Coral Sea 1942, the first carrier battle" (by Mark Stille, ISBN 978-1-84603-440-4).