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U.S. Navy Freedom Class

Laser Cut Model and Etch Set

The Ship

USS Freedom (LCS-1) is the lead ship of the Freedom class of littoral combat ships (LCS). She is the third vessel of the United States Navy to be so named for the concept of freedom. She is the design competitor produced by the Lockheed Martin consortium, in competition with the General Dynamics–designed USS Independence. She was officially accepted by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast on behalf of the US Navy from the Lockheed Martin/Marinette Marine/Gibbs and Cox team in Marinette, Wisconsin on 18 September 2008.

The design incorporates a large reconfigurable seaframe to allow rapidly interchangeable mission modules, a flight deck with integrated helicopter launch, recovery and handling system and the capability to launch and recover boats (manned and unmanned) from both the stern and side.

The Model

This model is made on an MTB hull that is available in 1/96 scale. The lasers are highly detailed to match the first in the class of this ship and ou can modify to match your ship of choice. We also offer 1/96 photoetch sets for this ship.

Many 3D parts and fittings for this ship in a selection of scales are available at Freedom Class Shapeways Store.


1/96 scale Laser Set


1/96 scale Photoetch


1/96 scale Lasers and Photoetch

Freedom Options