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Essex Class Aircraft Carrier Models

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The Essex class of aircraft carriers had 24 vessels built in both "short-hull" and "long-hull" versions. Thirty-two were originally ordered; at the end of World War II, six were canceled before construction, and two were canceled after construction had begun. The Essex-class carriers were the backbone of the U.S. Navy's combat strength during World War II from mid-1943 onward. We offer both straight and angled deck class variations, as well as the re-designation versions. With or without camouflage painting.

Any service era or vessel configuration - we can build a model of them all - your pick.

Hull no.ShipRe-designations
CV-9USS EssexCVA-9, 1952 / CVS-9, 1960
CV-10USS YorktownCVA-10, 1953 /  CVS-10, 1957
CV-11USS IntrepidCVA-11, 1952 / CVS-11, 1961
CV-12USS HornetCVA-12, 1953 / CVS-12, 1958
CV-13USS Franklin 
CV-14USS TiconderogaCVA-14, 1954, CVS-14, 1969
CV-15USS RandolphCVA-15, 1953 / CVS-15, 1959
CV-16USS LexingtonCVA-16,1955 / CVS-16, 1962 / CVT-16, 1969 / AVT-16, 1978
CV-17USS Bunker Hill 
CV-18USS WaspCVA-18, 1952 / CVS-18, 1956
CV-19USS HancockCVA-19, 1952 / CV-19, 1975
CV-20USS BenningtonCVA-20, 1952 / CVS-20, 1959
CV-21USS BoxerCVA-21, 1952 / CVS-21, 1956 / LPH-4, 1959
CV-31Bon Homme RichardCVA-31, 1952
CV-32USS LeyteCVA-32, 1952 / CVS-32, 1953
CV-33USS KearsargeCVA-33, 1952 / CVS-33, 1958
CV-34USS OriskanyCVA-34, 1952 / CV-34, 1975
CV-35USS Reprisal 
CV-36USS AntietamCVA-36, 1952 / CVS-36, 1953
CV-37USS PrincetonCVA-37, 1952 / CVS-37, 1954 / LPH-4, 1959
CV-38USS Shangri-LaCVA-38, 1952 / CVS-38, 1969
CV-39USS Lake ChamplainCVA-39, 1952 / CVS-39, 1957
CV-40USS TarawaCVA-40, 1952 / CVS-40, 1955
CV-45USS Valley ForgeCVA-45, 1952 / CVS-45, 1953 / LPH-8, 1953
CV-46USS Iwo Jima 
CV-47USS Philippine SeaCVA-47, 1952 / CVS47, 1955

We offer our Essex  Class aircraft carrier models in seveal popular size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 24 inches, 30 inches (1/350 scale), 38 inches (1/280 scale) and 44 inches (1/240 scale). We offer the more popular size/scale selections for easy check out. Custom orders are our specialty. If you would like a quote on a size or scale, other than the selection listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our aircraft carrier models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, mounted on a polished mahogany base board.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, nameplates, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes. As appropriate to the vessel and service era specified, scale aircraft with appropriate air wings, flagging and assorted deck machines are included.

The model build time is generally 16 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.

Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.

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