Set includes 4 turrets: 2 twin-gun 8"/55 cal. turrets and 2 triple-gun 8"/55 cal. turrets. No barrels.
This turret set (more properly called "gunhouses"), represents the main battery of Pensacola class heavy cruisers USS Pensacola CA-24 and USS Salt Lake City CA-25.
- overall dimensions precisely scaled from US Navy O.P.1112 (2nd Rev.) "Gun Mount and Turret Catalog" drawings dated 15 January 1945
- correct gunhouse roof geometry
- accurately shaped armored rangefinder hoods
- four crew access doors and 172 hex-head exterior bolts properly positioned, sized and correctly placed according to photos of the actual turrets
- separate trunnion, slotted for your favorite brass barrels (not included) to allow you to position the guns to any realistic elevation from -5 degrees to +40 degrees just like the real turret
The US Navy installed two 8"/55 caliber Triple-gun Turrets and two 8"/55 caliber Twin-gun Turrets on the ships of the Pensacola class heavy cruisers of World War II fame:
- USS Pensacola CA-24
- USS Salt Lake City CA-25
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