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Scale: 1/350


Set includes parts for 10 mounts (turrets) for fast battleships and early Atlanta class light anti-aircraft cruisers.  No barrels.


Recommended for:

  • Blue Water Navy 1/350 scale USS Juneau CL-52
  • Classic Warships 1/350 scale USS North Carolina BB-55  (1942)
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS North Carolina BB-55  (1944)
  • Lifelike 1/350 scale USS Missouri BB-63  (1945)
  • Mini Hobby Models 1/350 scale USS New Jersey BB-62   
  • Otaki 1/350 scale USS New Jersey BB-62  (1982)
  • Otaki 1/350 scale USS Missouri BB-63  (1945)
  • Revell 1/350 scale USS Iowa BB-61  (1990)
  • Revell 1/350 scale USS New Jersey BB-62  
  • Revell 1/350 scale USS New Jersey BB-62 (1982) Platinum Edition / Limited Edition 
  • Revell 1/350 scale USS Missouri BB-63 
  • Tamiya 1/350 scale USS Missouri BB-63  
  • Tamiya 1/350 scale USS Missouri BB-63 (1991)  (Includes PE & Booklet)
  • Tamiya 1/350 scale USS New Jersey BB-62 
  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS North Carolina BB-55 
  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Massachusetts BB-59 
  • Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Alabama BB-60 
  • Very Fire 1/350 scale USS Missouri BB-63 (1945)
  • and more!

 
Features:

  • accurate dimensions scaled from official US Navy drawings and confirmed by measurements taken of mounts aboard USS North Carolina and careful study of photos of surviving mounts of Iowa class and South Dakota class battleships
  • detailed armored viewfinder and rangefinder hoods
  • separate trunnion with slots for brass barrels or kit barrels (barrels not included) to allow the modeler to choose any realistic elevation from +85 degrees to -15 degrees, just like the real mount
  • crew access hatches and maintenance hatches with hinge and bolt-head details
  • bolt-heads properly sized, some correctly with washers, all in accurate locations

 

These models are scaled from official US Navy drawings.  These models are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic or resin model kit's parts therefore they may be sized and shaped differently.  Some adjustment to your kit's parts or other aftermarket products such as photo-etch may be necessary for best fit.


Assembly advice:
1. Insert the trunnion through the opening on the bottom of the mount.
2. Align the trunnion so that the barrels will be oriented to the desired elevation.
3. Fix the trunnion in place with cyanoacrylate (CA) glue, or other suitable glue of your choosing, from the inside of the mount.  Use a toothpick or other small applicator inserted through the open mount bottom to apply the glue.
4. Insert the barrels into their slots and fix the barrels in place using CA.  If your kit's or brass barrels are too large, carefully drill out the trunnion slots to fit.  If your barrels are too loose, use thick, gel-type gap-filling CA glue to help fill the gap.

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Among naval historians, the US Navy 5"/38 caliber gun is considered the best intermediate-caliber, dual purpose naval gun of World War II.  Unlike later lighter-weight marks intended for aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers, the 76-ton "Mark 28" version of the twin mount was designed specifically for fast battleships and was mounted on ships of the North Carolina class, South Dakota class, and Iowa class.  The identically dimensioned Mark 28 Mod.1 Mount was likely the type fit to early Atlanta class cruisers


Designed for:

  • BB-55  USS North Carolina
  • BB-56  USS Washington
  • BB-57  USS South Dakota
  • BB-58  USS Indiana
  • BB-59  USS Massachusetts
  • BB-60  USS Alabama
  • BB-61  USS Iowa
  • BB-62  USS New Jersey
  • BB-63  USS Missouri
  • BB-64  USS Wisconsin
  • BB-65  USS Illinois (not completed)
  • BB-66  USS Kentucky (not completed)
  • early Atlanta class cruisers

 

Also available:

  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 Twin Mounts, fixed trunnion (set of 10) - for Fast Battleships
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 Twin Mounts, separate trunnion (set of 10) - for Fast Battleships
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin Mounts, fixed trunnions (set of 8) - for rebuilt, Pre-war Battleships (USS Pennsylvania BB-38, etc.)
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin Mounts, separate trunnions (set of 8) - for rebuilt, Pre-war Battleships (USS Pennsylvania BB-38, etc.)
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin Mounts, fixed trunnions (set of 4) - for Saratoga (1942-45) and Essex class
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin Mounts, separate trunnions (set of 4) - for Saratoga (1942-45) and Essex class
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin Mounts, fixed trunnions (set of 6) - for cruisers
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin Mounts, separate trunnions (set of 6) - for cruisers
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Mk.38 Twin Mounts (set of 3) - for Sumner and Gearing class
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Single Mounts, "soft-top" (set of 2) - for Sims, Benson and Gleaves classes 
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Single Mounts - "Double Knuckle" heavyweight (set of 2)
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Single Mounts - "Single Knuckle" lightweight (set of 3)
  • 1/350 5"/38 cal. Single Mounts - for John C. Butler and Rudderow class DEs (set of 2)

1/350 5"/38 Mk.28 Mounts for Fast Battleships and Atlanta class, with trunnions

SKU: 350-Mk28trunnions
$20.00Price