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Scale: 1/350


Recommended to help build USS Lexington CVT-16 from Gallery Model's 1/350 scale USS Intrepid CVS-11.

 

This multi-part kit represents the modernized SCB-125 island of Essex class aircraft carrier USS Lexington CVT-16, the "Blue Ghost", as it appeared about 1993.  With minor modifications, it can be adapted for other Vietnam-era angle-deck Essex class carriers.  It is not suitable for USS Yorktown CVS-10 or USS Randolph CVS-15 because those ships' islands had different bridge window configurations.

Features:

  • open bridge and PriFly windows with delicate framing
  • decks properly offset to port
  • properly shaped decks and features specific to Lexington
  • wiper motor details on the navigating bridge
  • deck supporting structure details accurately positioned as confirmed by photos of the real ship
  • delicate exterior piping detail specifically for Lexington
  • porthole rigols ("eyebrows")
  • correct style A/T doors
  • door overhead rain deflectors
  • correct number and position of PriFly splinter shield ribs
  • antenna base outriggers
  • open funnel cap (grille not included), ready for your favorite photoetch set
  • Mk.37 director, boxy Cold War-era configuration

 
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1/350 USS Lexington CVT-16 Island, 1993

SKU: 350-CVT16-island-1993
$80.00Price