8.9 IN NAVY METAL PLOTTING MODEL! THE U.S.S CV-9 ESSEX
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The Essex was commissioned on February 17, 1943, and was responsible for destroying over 1 million tons of shipping and more than 1,000 enemy planes during World War II.
Tokyo Rose called the Lady Lex the Blue Ghost because of numerous reports of her sinking only to return to battle painted a blue-gray color which was different from the camouflage coloring of other naval vessels with a rich history that stretches from WWII to Korea and Vietnam action.
we have a very rare item, the original war room plotting model that was used to plan battles at sea by having enemy and US vessel models to push around on a large table of the seas in action.
The model is all gray metal and extremely detailed.
The item is not cracked, and nothing is amiss. Original paint. Nothing wrong that I can see.
I have 24 original plotting item ships on auction at this moment: The YAMATO, THE JAPANESE CARRIER TAIHO, THE US ENTERPRISE AND THE US ARIZONA, RYUZYO, SHOKAKU, NAGATO, MUTSU, EARLY and LATE ISE CLASS, KONGO CLASS, BRITTISH CARRIER FURIOUS, BRITTISH BATTLESHIP NELSON, CARRIER SARATOGA, IOWA, LEXINGTON, and more! By the sheer use presence of the ship name Arizona, this is definitely a pre-war made item.
I see no issues. A very heavy war... read more