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Recommended for Gallery Model's 1/350 scale USS Intrepid CVS-11.
Contains three parts, the Navigating Bridge, the Flag (Admiral's) Bridge, and Primary Flight Control "PriFly". The island is NOT included.
These three island decks are intended as direct replacements specifically for Gallery Model's 1/350 scale USS Intrepid CV-11 kit, parts numbers J32 and J37 (flag bridge), J36 and J12 (navigation bridge), and J8 and J35 (PriFly).
These parts were designed to better represent the actual ship's features. They are not copies of the Gallery kit's parts. Some adjustment may be necessary for best fit. Please be advised that acrylic plastic is very brittle but cuts and sands easily. Gently trim parts to fit or shim with scrap plastic if needed. Caution and patience are recommended.
- open bridge and PriFly windows with delicate framing
- window positions as inaccurately depicted on Gallery Models kit parts J32, J37, J12 and J36 corrected
- PriFly window height of kit parts J8 and J35 corrected and properly enlarged
- PriFly height corrected
- decks properly offset to port - Gallery Models kit's decks are positioned too far to starboard and should NOT be centered on the island
- subtle changes to deck features for proper positioning
- wiper motor details, proper number and placement, on the navigating bridge
- deck supporting structure details accurately positioned as confirmed by photos of the real ship
From Wikipedia: "USS Intrepid (CV/CVA/CVS-11), also known as The Fighting "I", is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name. Commissioned in August 1943, Intrepid participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, most notably the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). In her second career, she served mainly in the Atlantic, but also participated in the Vietnam War. Her notable achievements include being the recovery ship for a Mercury and a Gemini space mission. Decommissioned in 1974, in 1982 Intrepid became the foundation of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. "