Scale 1/350


Recommended to help build a Korean War-era USS Yorktown CV-10 (straight flight deck) from:

  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Essex CV-9
  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale  USS Yorktown CV-10 
  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Franklin CV-13
  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Ticonderoga CV-14
  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Hancock CV-19


This model represents the modernized SCB-27 island of Essex class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown CV-10 as it appeared circa 1953-1954.  She gained this highly modfied island but retained her straight flight deck during this time.  Accurate and highly detailed, this SCB-27 island offers the modeler an attractive alternative to scratch-building or altering the plastic kit's island parts. With minor modifications, it can be adapted to represent other Korean War-era straight-deck Essex class carriers.

Because of the bow and flight deck length, Trumpeter's "long-hull" Essex class kits, USS Ticonderoga and USS Hancock may be better starting points than the "short-hull" USS Essex, USS Yorktown, and USS Franklin kits, and require less effort for your accurate conversion.


  • fully assembled
  • open bridge and PriFly windows with delicate framing
  • details consistent with photos of the actual ship
  • decks properly offset to port, they should NOT be centered on the island
  • properly shaped decks and deck features
  • accurately shaped SPN-8 radar platform and dome aft of the island
  • battle lookout details
  • flag lockers and splinter shielding shape specific to Yorktown
  • deck supporting structure details accurately positioned as confirmed by photos of the real ship
  • delicate exterior piping detail and routing specific for Yorktown
  • porthole rigols ("eyebrows")
  • closed A/T doors of the proper type 
  • door overhead chevron-shaped rain deflectors
  • open funnel cap (grille not included), ready for your favorite photoetch set


This 3D-printed acrylic part is designed to accurately represent features of the actual ship.  This model is not a 3D-printed copy of any plastic or resin kit's parts.  


Be advised that modernized SCB-27 islands were shorter at the aft end than they were during World War II. Some adjustment to your plastic kit's flight deck parts or other aftermarket parts such as photoetch or wood decks may be necessary for best fit.  To fit this acrylic island to your plastic kit's flight deck, please remove the raised locator strips on the Trumpeter kit's flight deck part.  A simple cuticle cutter can cleanly and easily remove these raised locator features.

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1/350 USS Yorktown CV-10 Island, 1953-1954 (Korean War-era)

SKU: 350-CV10 island 1953-1954