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Dragon 1/350 scale USS Independence CVL-22

With small parts and lots of photoetched metal, the fine detail in this model kit is obvious, especially in the radar dishes, anti-aircraft guns, and the Avengers, Hellcats, and Dauntlesses on the deck.

By Charlie Scardon
Published: May 2, 2011
FSM-WB0711_17
The Independence-class light carriers were a stopgap solution for the U.S. Navy in World War II as nine Cleveland-class light cruiser hulls were converted to small carriers. They were not the ideal ships, but they proved to be indispensable as the Americans advanced across the Pacific.
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