Scale: 1/325

Set includes 2 directors.

Recommended for: 

  • Frog 1/325 scale HMS Trafalgar
  • Novo 1/325 scale HMS Trafalgar 

The US Navy-designed Mark 37 Director was used to control the fire of the 5”/38 caliber dual purpose batteries against both aircraft and surface targets, to direct the fire of starshells for the illumination of surface targets and to position the searchlights.  These directors were commonly installed on many classes of US Navy and US Coast Guard ships from World War II through the Vietnam War.  Some ships of the Royal Navy carried this director including the Royal Navy's last battleship, HMS Vanguard.

Unlike the early "square-back", the late "Square-back" Mk.37 directors featured a shielded, open director captain position (also known as a "Control Officer's Cockpit").   Ships with Mk.37 directors in Royal Navy service were fit with UK-designed centimetric Radar Type 275 giving those ships true "blind-fire" capability.

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1/325 Mk.37 Fire Control Directors with Type 275 Radar Antennas

SKU: 325-Mk37-Type-275-2

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