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HASEWAGA 1/350 GAMBIER CVE-73

HASEWAGA 1/350 GAMBIER CVE-73

  • $ 129.99


Item Number: HSG40027

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

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

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