Trumpeter TR05618. USS Intrepid CV-11. 1:350. FREE Postage

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USS Intrepid CV-11. Scale 1:350

TR05618 - Trumpeter

Launched in April 1943 and commissioned four months later, USS Intrepid (CV-11) participated in numerous actions in the central and western Pacific from early 1944 until the end of the Pacific War, including Leyte Gulf and Okinawa.

She was hit twice by kamikazes but was still on station at the end of hostilities. Intrepid underwent modernization twice during the 1950s, which enclosed her bow and gave her an angled flight deck.

Reclassified as an Anti-submarine Carrier (CVS-11), Intrepid was the lead ship for the NASA's Mercury Aurora 7 and the Gemini 3 splashdown recovery.

From April 1966 to February 1969, she made three deployments to the waters off Vietnam. She ended her active career back in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, being decommissioned in 1974 with over 30 years of service.

In August 1982, Intrepid was reopened as a museum ship in New York harbour.

Kit Highlights:

  • Full-hull design with separate SQS-23 dome on bow (hinting at other versions coming in the future)
  • Very straightforward construction
  • Awesome photo-etched details under the elevators
  • Positionable forward flight deck elevator
  • Positionable port side elevator
  • Positionable aft-starboard elevator
  • Positionable crane
  • Photo-etched radar dishes

Aircraft included (18 in total):

  • 4 x A-4B/C Skyhawks
  • 2 x E-1B Tracers
  • 4 x A-1H/J Skyraiders
  • 4 x F-8C Crusaders
  • 4 x UH-2B Sea Sprite Helicopters

The kit, when completed, measures 595.7mm in length with a 91mm wide beam. There are over 780 parts made up from 31 sprue trees with separate hull, decks and display stand. There are 4 sheets of photo etched parts and complete decals for both the ship and aircraft. There are detailed flight deck and hangar deck as well positionable aircraft elevators.

Glue and paint required but not included.

This fantastic model kit also includes FREE postage to anywhere in Australia.

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