One of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II for the United States Navy.
Commissioned in 1944, Shangri-La participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II, earning two battle stars. Like many of her sister ships, she was decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, but was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s and re-designated as an attack carrier (CVA). She operated in both the Pacific and Atlantic/Mediterranean for several years, and late in her career was re-designated as an anti-submarine carrier (CVS). She earned three battle stars for service in the Vietnam War.
Shangri-La was decommissioned in 1971 and sold for scrap in 1988.
- Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in gray.
- Authentic deck decals.
- 12 aircraft and 1 helicopter.
- Rudders and propellers.
- Display stand.
- Waterslide decals.
- Illustrated instructions.