Essex-class Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11)

We made it for DCS World by Eagle Dynamics together with Magnitude 3.

The aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11, CVA-11, CVS-11) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy. A total of 24 aircraft carriers of this type were built from 1940 to 1945, making them the most numerous series of aircraft carriers in history.

The USS Intrepid served in the U.S. Navy for 31 years. It has a rich military history. Since 1943, the aircraft carrier has participated in battles in the Pacific Ocean. In the battle of Truk Island on February 17-18, 1944, it was attacked by a torpedo bomber aircraft, after which it was forced to leave for San Francisco for repairs.

Shortly after the end of the war, the carrier was upgraded and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack aircraft carrier (CVA), and later became an anti-submarine aircraft carrier (CVS). During its second career, it served in the Atlantic, but also participated in the Vietnam War. It was a rescue vessel for the Mercury and Gemini space missions. Because of its prominent role in the battles, it received the nickname "the Fighting I", and because of frequent failures and time spent in dry dock for repairs, it received the nicknames "Decrepit" and "the Dry I".
In 1974, the ship was decommissioned and turned into a museum ship.

The ship is moored to Pier 86 in New York and has been a naval and aerospace museum since 1982, which is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists a year.