New in 2014! There were many variations in the Essex class. CV15 had the long hull of Ticonderoga and a clipper bow to mount 2x twin 40mm clear of the forward flight deck, twin flight deck catapults and extra 20mm along lengthened sponsons on the sides. All of these features are represented on this new model. There are no 40mm on sponsons to starboard on this model and although she was fitted with them later but they were removed before lay-up after the end of WW2.