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1/350 U.S. Navy Escort Carrier USS Gambier Bay CVE-73

1/350 U.S. Navy Escort Carrier USS Gambier Bay CVE-73

Box Art
 

Deck with accessory planes
 

Planes included with ship
 
 

- Accessory Options -

 

Basic Detail Etching Parts - HSGS7144

Super Detail Etching Parts - HSGS7145
 

Wooden Deck - HSGS7146

Additional Aircraft Set - HSGS7147

Aircraft Set (HSGS7147) includes: 3 SBD-5 Dauntless, 6 FM-2 Wildcats, 3 TBM-1C Avenger

The decorated hero of the "Battle of Leyte Gulf."

The U.S.S. Gambier Bay was one of fifty Casablanca-class escort carriers produced from November, 1942-July, 1944. In 1944's Battle of Leyte Gulf, she (as part of Taffy 3) confronted multiple Japanese ships, including the Chikuma. Although shrouded in smoke and fog, the Gambier Bay was struck numerous times. During the fight, the Chikuma landed a direct hit. The blow proved fatal to the Gambier Bay, causing her to sink. In honor of her extraordinary heroism, the Gambier Bay was awarded four battle stars and shared Taffy 3's Presidential Unit Citation.

The 1/350 U.S.S. Gambier Bay Kit recreates each feature of the celebrated escort carrier. Available hop-ups let you turn it into a thrilling scale masterpiece!

  • Features new tooling.
  • Parts for six Wildcat and three Avenger carrier planes are provided for added authenticity.
  • Includes markings for the U.S. Navy Task Unit 77.4.3 (Taffy 3), Battle of Leyte Gulf, Oct. 25, 1944.
  • Limited-time only - first production run also includes a bonus poster of the U.S.S. Gambier Bay.

Photo-etched parts (available separately) add to the authentic looks of the finished model: HSGS7144, HSGS7145, HSGS7146, HSGS7147

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Stock Number HSGS4025

Skill Level
458 pieces
Length: 17.6 in (447 mm)
Width: 3.7 in (94 mm)
Age 14+

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