USS Essex CV-09 1/700 Dragon

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The USS Essex belonged to a powerful class of 27,100-ton aircraft carriers built during the Second World War. Originally commissioned on the final day of 1942, it sailed to the Pacific to take part in combat there. After involvement in various campaigns in the Pacific it was damaged by a Japanese Kamikaze attack in November 1944 off the Philippines. The carrier was able to carry on in combat, and went on to support the vital American landings on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Its final decommissioning occurred in 1969.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer's suggested colors.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/700

Skill Level: 3

Series: Modern Sea Power

Features: Molded in grey with clear and photo-etched parts

- Option of either a waterline version or a full hull version

- Display stand and deck crew included

- Hangar deck with interior details

- Contains parts so all hull-side doors can be modeled in an open, half-open or closed position

- Flight deck elevators can be posed as raised or lowered

- Finely detailed bridge superstructure (all one piece)

- Slide-molded 5-inch twin turrets

- Different types of radar provided, including YE Homing Beacon, SC Radar, SK Radar and Mk37 Director

- Anti-aircraft guns include 5-inch .38 Cabiber Single Open Mount, Quadruple 40mm Bofors and Single 20mm Qerlikon

- Onboard aircraft consisting of SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcat and TBF/M Avenger are conveniently constructed in transparent plastic

- Cartograf decals offer two marking schemes, plus air group and national insignia

- Deck-edge elevator can be positioned up or down

*Use only cement for polystyrene plastic*


Paint Guide:




Flat White

Flat Black

Navy Blue

Intermediate Blue

RLM Light Blue 65

Medium Sea Grey