CVN-69 EISENHOWER 1/700 (Made-to-Order)
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Now a handcrafted full-hull solid wood model of the "Ike", the first of the modern Nimitz-class nuclear-powered carriers named for an American President, is available for the first time ever in precise 1/700 scale model ship. More than 18 inches long, this ship replica is carved by hand from mahogany wood and is heavily detailed with handcast resin and metal pieces. It comes ready to display on an elegant, handmade, furniture-finish 20-inch display base using hand-turned brass pedestals. A brass name plate completes the model display. Overall the quality of this modern aircraft carrier model would command a $800 retail value, but it is now available at our extremely low factory price.
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVAN-69/CVN-69), nicknamed "Ike", is the second of 10 Nimitz-class supercarriers in the United States Navy, named after the thirty-fourth President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Originally, she was named Eisenhower, much like her sister, Nimitz. On May 25, 1970, the name was lengthened to Dwight D. Eisenhower. On commissioning, Ike replaced the aged World War II-era carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the fleet.
In response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, Eisenhower became the first carrier to conduct sustained operations in the Red Sea, and only the second nuclear-powered aircraft carrier ever to transit the Suez Canal. Ike served as a ready striking force in the event Iraq invaded Saudi Arabia, and participated in maritime interception operations in support of a United Nations embargo against Iraq. After completion of an extensive shipyard period and work ups, the carrier deployed 26 September 1991 to the Persian Gulf to continue multi-national operations with coalition forces in support of Operation Desert Storm. Ike returned to Norfolk 2 April 1992, and on 12 January 1993, entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for overhaul and conversion, returning to the fleet 12 November 1993.
Eisenhower has earned a number of awards, including the Battle "E" in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1998, 1999 and 2006 as the most battle efficient carrier in the Atlantic Fleet. In 1999, she won the Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund Award for the Atlantic Fleet. In addition, she was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation with service star (1980, 1983); the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with three service stars (1990, 1992, 1995, 2001); the Navy Expeditionary Medal (1980), the National Defense Service Medal with service star; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with three service stars (1983, 1994, 1998, 2000); and Southwest Asia Service Medal with two campaign stars. The ship also won the Atlantic Fleet Retention Excellence Award (aka the Golden Anchor Award) in 1999.