U.S. Escort Carrier CVE9 Boat

During the early stage of World War 2, the German Navy's "U-Boat" submarines posed a great threat to the Allied Forces in the North Atlantic Ocean. To counter them, new destroyers were built to escort transport vessels, as well as escort carriers that could provided constant air protection to the convoys for the length of their journey across the Atlantic. This type of aircraft carrier was a modification from certain merchant vessels, and the U.S. Navy made an extensive development and use of them for convoy escort and aircraft transportation.

Tamiya U.S. Escort Carrier CVE9 Boat Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/700 Scale #31711
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/700
  • Length: 8-3/4" (22.1cm)
  • Width: 1-1/2" (3.6cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 31711
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"Nice model, with a little bit of conversion on paint scheme"
Just completed the ship, only used the hull number CVE-12 instead of Bogue. Painted the hull in a darker gray from boot top to base of gun tubs. Painted the island in a lighter gray and the planes in USN Sea Blue (model master). Flight deck is done in intermediate blue; what little deck space at aft and forcastle is painted in weather deck blue. Only had problem with the middle decal stripping down the middle of flight deck. The flight deck supports at bow just didn't quite fit, but made due. Painted gun barrels in gunmetal and the bases of the guns in a medium gray. Sprayed Testor's Dull Cote to take any shine off the paint. Pictures to follow. This would make a nice diorama using a destroyer or destroyer escort as the trailing ship for picking up pilots who have to ditch during training or returning from a mission.

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  • Highly detailed exterior.
  • Wide flight deck.
  • Several different planes included.
  • Crane truck included along with a trailer, pontoon and drum can.
  • Several different guns included for armament.


  • Scale: 1/700
  • Length: 8-3/4" (22.1cm)
  • Width: 1-1/2" (3.6cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 31711


1/700 U.S. Escort Carrier CVE9

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"u.s. escort carrier cve9 boat"
pamason (Entiat, WA)
this model some of the parts are small but easy to put toghter. The inst are good a paint chart is good to the model come with parts for all of the class and decal for all of the class. the only problem I had was with the flight deck and the decal strips for the deck.

"the instructions could be a bit clearer"
this is a well made model tweezers should be use for very small pieces but take your time and you will be satisfied with the result

"Escort Carrier"
Alan Boling (Ware Shoals)
A fun small build. good details and detail work needed to build. a Great neat nifty model of the mostly unsung Escort Carriers of WWII


Keep small pieces and sharp edges away from children ages 3 and under.

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