Tamiya 1/350 U.S. Enterprise Aircraft Carrier –
The United States Navy Aircraft Carrier CVN-65 Enterprise, also known as the
“Big E”, is the worlds largest ship and the first nuclear powered aircraft
carrier. Webster defines the word Enterprise as meaning”Undertaking, Project,
A business organization, Initiative, etc.”, and the CVN-65 fits all of these
The carrier Enterprise is the 8th U.S. Naval vessel to carry the name, and
the first one was launched in 1755 as a one masted sailing ship that served
during the American Revolution and its displacement was only about 1/1000 of the
current namesake. Following the end of the second conflict, the U.S. Navy had on
hand 99 aircraft carriers, with another 39 under construction, but with the
completion of hostilities construction was halted and many of the others were
mothballed. In 1947, only 20 carriers were in active service, including the
Midway. With the advent of jet aircraft and heavier gross weights of the new
planes, a large 60,000 ton class of carrier was discussed to cover these needs.
Construction was begun on CVB-58 in 1949, a 65,000 ton class carrier, but was
halted after only five days, because of a change in political thinking, wherein
emphasis was placed upon tactical long range bombers instead.
- Scale: 1:350
- Skill Level: 3
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Requires glue & paint for assembly (Modelling equipment sold
Standard Delivery Fees
Delivery – From just $4.50 per shipment
Delivery starts out at just $4.50 per shipment. As the size and weight of shipments increase, so does the freight price. To ensure every customer pays a fair price for delivery, an exact shipping price will be displayed to you in the checkout based on the size and weight of the products in your order and your delivery address.
If your order contains a mix of in stock and out of stock products, you will be presented with a choice in the Checkout to have your order sent in multiple shipments (so in stock items ship as soon as they're ready), or all items together in a single shipment (to save money). Using a single shipment will mean in stock items are held back until out of stock items are ready. e.g.
The following delivery options are presented in the Checkout as optional upgrades for your order.
NZ Post Courier / Express Tonight Delivery – $5.60-$19.50 per shipment
If you live in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington or Christchurch and in a qualifying inner-city suburb, Mighty Ape can deliver in-stock products between 6pm – 9pm on the same day your order is dispatched.
Signature Required – $2.50 per shipment
If you don’t want NZ Post Courier to leave your parcel unattended please select the signature required option. This is especially recommended for high-value items. Neither Courier Post nor Mighty Ape are liable for parcels that are stolen, damaged or lost after an item has been delivered.
Rural Delivery – $3.50 per shipment
If you live at a rural address you must select the Rural Delivery option in the Checkout for your item to be delivered. Unfortunately, we must charge this additional fee because rural delivery operators are subcontracted by NZ Post Courier to deliver your parcel from the nearest Post Office. NZ Post Courier on-charge this fee to Mighty Ape.
Saturday Delivery – $4.50 per shipment
If you order an “In Stock at Mighty Ape” item on Friday before the cut off time you will have the option to select Saturday Delivery. Please note Saturday Delivery is not available in all areas.
Specification: Tamiya 1/350 U.S. Enterprise Aircraft Carrier – Model Kit