The U.S.S. Kearsarge (LDH-3) is a modern US Navy amphibious assault ship of the Wasp Class. On board there are about 40 aircraft (helicopters and vertical take-off planes), numerous combat vehicles and up to 1,894 troops of the Marine Corps. In addition the floodable stern well deck holds a number of landing craft which transport the vehicles and troops to shore. The main role of these ships is to support marine landings. In addition each LHD has extensive medical facilities for up to 600 wounded. The vessel which is 257.2 m long has a crew of about 1,100 men. The kit includes 8 Harrier and 4 V-22 Osprey aircraft as well as 3 CH-53 helicopters. The well deck can be built either open or closed. There are extensive decals for the flight deck.
The model can only be built with a waterline hull!
- Detailed hull, waterline version
- Internal service deck
- Detailed after section
- Well deck optionally open or closed
- Detailed bridge superstructure
- Port and starboard elevators with optional positions
- Sea Sparrow launcher
- Phalanx guns
- 8 Harriers aircraft
- 3 CH-53 helicopters
- 4 V-22 Osprey aircraft
- Detailed decals for the flight deck and for LHD-3