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.
|CV-9||USS Essex||CVA-9, 1952 / CVS-9, 1960|
|CV-10||USS Yorktown||CVA-10, 1953 / CVS-10, 1957|
|CV-11||USS Intrepid||CVA-11, 1952 / CVS-11, 1961|
|CV-12||USS Hornet||CVA-12, 1953 / CVS-12, 1958|
|CV-13||USS Franklin|| |
|CV-14||USS Ticonderoga||CVA-14, 1954, CVS-14, 1969|
|CV-15||USS Randolph||CVA-15, 1953 / CVS-15, 1959|
|CV-16||USS Lexington||CVA-16,1955 / CVS-16, 1962 / CVT-16, 1969 / AVT-16, 1978|
|CV-17||USS Bunker Hill|| |
|CV-18||USS Wasp||CVA-18, 1952 / CVS-18, 1956|
|CV-19||USS Hancock||CVA-19, 1952 / CV-19, 1975|
|CV-20||USS Bennington||CVA-20, 1952 / CVS-20, 1959|
|CV-21||USS Boxer||CVA-21, 1952 / CVS-21, 1956 / LPH-4, 1959|
|CV-31||Bon Homme Richard||CVA-31, 1952|
|CV-32||USS Leyte||CVA-32, 1952 / CVS-32, 1953|
|CV-33||USS Kearsarge||CVA-33, 1952 / CVS-33, 1958|
|CV-34||USS Oriskany||CVA-34, 1952 / CV-34, 1975|
|CV-35||USS Reprisal|| |
|CV-36||USS Antietam||CVA-36, 1952 / CVS-36, 1953|
|CV-37||USS Princeton||CVA-37, 1952 / CVS-37, 1954 / LPH-4, 1959|
|CV-38||USS Shangri-La||CVA-38, 1952 / CVS-38, 1969|
|CV-39||USS Lake Champlain||CVA-39, 1952 / CVS-39, 1957|
|CV-40||USS Tarawa||CVA-40, 1952 / CVS-40, 1955|
|CV-45||USS Valley Forge||CVA-45, 1952 / CVS-45, 1953 / LPH-8, 1953|
|CV-46||USS Iwo Jima|| |
|CV-47||USS Philippine Sea||CVA-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, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, 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 24 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.
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.
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