Mat Irvine reports: The kit box is packed with parts, mostly styrene, though there are a number in brass photo-etch, a common practice these days for many kits, especially ships, where metal can reproduce tiny details far better than plastic.
You also get two LCAC hovercraft, two AAV7 amphibious personnel carriers, and one LCU landing craft.
The real thing
The three decks of USS New York give 2300 square metres of space. There are 360 in the ship’s crew, while the combat complement can include up to 800 Marines. Landing craft berth in the rear - floodable - dock, and although there is the large landing deck, helicopters are not permanently onboard, but are assigned to each individual mission.
Most significantly, the USS New York incorporates some 6.8 tonnes of steel, salvaged from the wrecked Twin Towers.
* Scale: 1:350
* Parts: 767
* Length: 594mm (28in)
Manufacturer’s reference: 05118
Review kit courtesy Revell Germany.
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