The USN Essex Class could be called the ships that won the war in the Pacific. They were found on the front line of the United States Navy for decades to come. The Hasegawa 1:700 scale kit of the Essex depicts the carrier in her late World War Two appearance. Albert Yue of Hong Kong decided to update the Essex .... by about 20 years, circa 1965. It is hard to believe that this model was built from the straight deck WW2 Essex kit but it was.