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Contains 2 parts, the Navigating Bridge with Primary Flight Control "PriFly" and the Flag (Admiral's) Bridge. The island is NOT included.
Recommended to help build USS Boxer CV-21 as she appeared during the Korean War from any 1/350 scale, World War Two-era, long-hull Essex class aircraft carrier kit such as:
These two island decks are intended as direct replacements specifically for either of Trumpeter's "long hull" Essex model kits, providing the model with enclosed bridges and PriFly. As a cost-saving measure, the port flag lockers and associated catwalk aft of the Flag Bridge as well as the catwalk aft of PriFly on the navigating bridge deck have been omitted from the design. Please use the corresponding portions of your Turmpeter kit's parts.
Because these parts were designed to better represent the actual ship's features rather than duplicate the kit's parts, some adjustment of these parts 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
- decks properly offset to port
- subtle changes to deck features for proper positioning
- deck supporting structure details accurately positioned as confirmed by photos of the real ship
These 3D-printed acrylic parts are designed to accurately represent features of the actual ship. They are not 3D-printed copies of plastic kit parts. Some adjustment to your plastic kit's island parts or other aftermarket parts such as photoetch or wood decks may be necessary for best fit.
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From Wikipedia: "USS Boxer (CV/CVA/CVS-21, LPH-4) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers of the United States Navy, and the fifth ship to be named for HMS Boxer. She was launched on 14 December 1944 and christened by the daughter of a US Senator from Louisiana...
"At the outbreak of the Korean War, she was used as an aircraft transport before arriving off Korean waters as the third U.S. carrier to join the force. She supported the Inchon landings and subsequent invasion of North Korea, and was among the ships that provided support during the Chinese counteroffensive against an under-prepared and spread out United Nations (UN) force. She saw three subsequent combat tours in Korea conducting close air support and strategic bombing in support of UN ground troops fighting along the 38th parallel, as the battles lines had largely solidified by this time. She was awarded eight battle stars for her service in Korea."