Eduard has launched a very interesting series – aircraft carrier decks. The set reviewed here (stock number 73419) became available this spring, and presents the deck and elevator of an Essex-class carrier.

Essex deck

Essex deck

This class had 10 ships in total: Essex (CV-9), Yorktown (CV-10, name changed from Bon Homme Richard in September 1942), Intrepid (CV-11), Hornet (CV-12, name changed from Kearsarge in January 1943), Franklin (CV-13), Lexington (CV-16, name changed from Cabot in June 1942), Bunker Hill (CV-17), Wasp (CV-18, name changed from Oriskany in November 1942), Bennington (CV-20) and Bon Homme Richard (CV-31). Today, four ships have been preserved:

Yorktown (Patriot’s Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina)
Intrepid (New York City)
Hornet (Alameda, California)
Lexington (Corpus Christi, Texas)

The specific features of this set are that it is made from etched brass and the top is painted. Detailing is excellent and the set is easy to use; all you need to do is to cut it from the framing. You can display it in many ways: as in your display case; fix it on a piece of cardboard, wood, plastic or anything you like. It is excellent base for a diorama, or just as a base stand for your aeroplane model. This product is available here!

Srecko Bradic

Sample product is provided by Eduard