Scale: 1/700

Recommended for (among others):

  • Jim Shirley Productions 1/700 scale USS Oriskany CVA-34
  • Ships & Co. 1/700 scale USS Intrepid CVS-11
  • Ships & Co. 1/700 scale USS Ticonderoga CVA-14


This multi-part kit represents the modernized SCB-125 island of Essex class aircraft carrier USS Intrepid CVA-11/CVS-11 as it appeared circa 1968-1973. 

According to, Intrepid embarked two different air groups during this period.  From 1968-1969, Intrepid served as an attack carrier (CVA-11) off Vietnam.  Carrier Air Wing 10 (CVW-10), tail code "AK", was aboard with Douglas A-4 Skyhawks and Douglas A-1J Skyraiders, among others.  From 1969 through 1973, Intrepid served as an anti-submarine carrier (CVS-11) in the Caribbean Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.  Carrier Anti-submarine Air Group 56 (CVSG-56) was aboard composed of  AD-5 Skyraiders (multi-seat), Grumman S-2 Trackers and Grumman E-1 Tracers among other types (see photos in carousel).

With minor modifications, this island can be adapted to represent other Vietnam-era angle-deck Essex class carriers.  It is not accurate for USS Yorktown CVS-10, USS Randolph CVS-15 or USS Wasp CVS-18 because those ships had a different bridge window configuration.  Please check your references to confirm details of other ships.


  • solid bridge and PriFly windows with subtle, raised framing
  • decks properly offset to port
  • properly positioned deck features
  • integrated Mk.37 directors of the proper Cold War-era "boxy" type
  • integrated Phasor 90 (AN/SRA-33) dual-cone antennas
  • 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 correct for Intrepid
  • porthole rigols ("eyebrows")
  • correct style A/T doors for Intrepid, many of them open
  • door overhead rain deflectors
  • correct number and position of PriFly splinter shield ribs
  • properly slanted and positioned antenna base outriggers
  • open funnel cap (grille not included), ready for your favorite photoetch set

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1/700 USS Intrepid CVS-11 Island, 1968-1973

SKU: 700-CVS11-1968

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