The USS Intrepid (CV-11) went into service on 16th August 1943 as the third of the Essex Class aircraft carriers. With a maximum crew of 3,450, the Intrepid took part in many operations in the war against Japan. In the Pacific she was the US aircraft carrier to score the most hits in combat. Then NASA used the Intrepid as the main recovery ship in the Mercury and Gemini programme. After service in the Vietnam War, the carrier was finally laid up in the spring of 1974. Since 1982 she has lain at anchor off New York as a museum ship and today houses the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. The model offers a textured flight deck and authentic superstructures with radar equipment. Details such as 2 different types of aircraft, shipboard cannon, anti-aircraft guns and decals contribute to the true-to-original representation. Model details: Textured flight deck; Superstructures with radar equipment; 2 different types of aircraft; 4 propellers; Shipboard cannon and anti-aircraft guns; and Decals with markings for flight deck and aircraft. Paint colors needed: Matte Carmin Red, Matte Brown, Matte Anthracite Gray, Silky-Matte White, Matte Gray, Silky-Matte Gray, Silky-Matte Lufthansa Blue, Matte Clear, Matte Blue, Metallic Brass, Matte White, and Metallic Silver.
Kit features a textured flight deck, superstructures with radar equipment
A shipboard cannon, anti-aircraft guns
Aircraft, four propellers and decal markings for the flight deck and aircraft
Illustrated assembly instructions