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3Wire Design 1:72 Display Bases S0720206
Display Base
USN VF-111 Sundowners, Modern, Carrier Deck (Small)

9" x 12" Modern Aircraft Carrier Deck section for displaying 1:72 Scale Naval Aircraft. Features VF-111 Sundowners patch in upper-left corner.

The Sundowners were originally commissioned as VF-11 at NAS North Island on October 10, 1942. The name Sundowners refers to the squadron's job of shooting down Japanese "Suns", but it also refers to an old nautical term. A Sundowner was also a ship's captain who directed his crew towards hard work until the day was ended. The term originated in the days of sailing ships when grog was customarily served on ships. A strict captain might withhold the ration until dark, but others allowed the grog to be served when the sun dipped below the yardarm.

3Wire Design 1:72 Display Bases

The 3Wire Design 1:72 Display Base range presents highly-detailed flight-deck and tarmac panels for enhancing the realism of your 1:72 scale model aircraft collection. Authentic carrier deck or airbase markings are printed in outstanding detail and clarity directly onto the thick styrene panels. Get your models off the shelf and watch them snap into life as soon as you set them down on these ultra-realistic display bases.

3Wire Design Display Bases feature:

  • 0.060" (1.5mm) thick styrene panels.
  • Highly-detailed, accurate markings in 1:72 scale.
  • Standard dimensions fit perfectly inside commonly available picture frames.

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