Includes 1 mount (turret), trunnion and barrel.
This multi-part model kit represents the 5 inch, 54 caliber Mark 42 Mount installed aboard many US Navy and allied warships. To assemble the model, insert the cannon, barrel first, through the open bottom into the gun slot.
- overall dimensions from official US Navy drawings
- separate cannon and trunnion to allow the modeler to set the barrel at any realistic elevation from +85 deg. to -15 deg. just like the real mount.
- two detailed "frog-eye" local fire control domes (right for antiaircraft, left for surface firing)
- properly scaled hatches with hinge details
- access plates with hex-head bolt details
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From Wikipedia: "The Mark 42 5"/54 caliber gun (127mm) is a naval gun (naval artillery) mount used by the United States Navy and other countries. It consisted of the Mark 18 gun and Mark 42 gun mount. United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun fires a projectile 5 inches (127.0 mm) in diameter, and the barrel is 54 calibers long (barrel length is 5" × 54 = 270" or 6.9 meters.) In the 1950s a gun with more range and a faster rate of fire than the 5"/38 caliber gun used in World War II was needed. Because of this reason, the gun was created concurrently with the 3"/70 Mark 26 gun for different usages. The 5"/54 Mk 42 is an automatic, dual-purpose (air / surface target) gun mount. It is usually controlled remotely from the Mk 68 Gun Fire Control System, or locally from the mount at the One Man Control (OMC) station.
United States Navy
- First used on USS Northampton (CLC-1)
- Forrestal-class aircraft carrier
- Belknap-class cruiser and USS Truxtun (CGN-35)
- Charles F. Adams-class destroyer
- Farragut class destroyer
- Forrest Sherman-class destroyer
- Mitscher-class destroyer
- Knox-class frigate
Royal Australian Navy
- Perth-class destroyer (modified Charles F. Adams class)
- Damiyat class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)
- Lütjens-class destroyer (modified Charles F. Adams class)
- Ipiros class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)
- Kimon class destroyer (ex-USN Charles F. Adams-class destroyer)
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
- Tachikaze-class destroyer
- Hatakaze-class destroyer
- Haruna-class destroyer
- Takatsuki-class destroyer
- Shirane-class destroyer
- Ignacio Allende class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)
- Baleares-class frigate (modified Knox class)
Republic of China Navy
- Chih Yang class frigate (modified ex-USN Knox class)
Royal Thai Navy
- Phutthayotfa Chulalok-class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)
- Muavenet class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)"