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Scale: 1/350


Set includes 4 mounts (turrets) for USS Saratoga CV-3 and Essex class aircraft carriers.  Barrels are not included.
 

Recommended for:

  • Trumpeter 1/350 USS Essex CV-9 
  • Trumpeter 1/350 USS Yorktown CV-10 1944 
  • Trumpeter 1/350 USS Franklin CV-13 1944  
  • Trumpeter 1/350 USS Ticonderoga CV-14 
  • Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hancock CV-19  
  • Trumpeter 1/350 USS Saratoga CV-3  (conversion to 1942-1945) 


Features:

  • accurate dimensions scaled from official US Navy blueprints and confirmed by photos and measurements taken from actual Twin Mounts
  • detailed armored viewfinder and rangefinder hoods
  • fixed, immovable, integrated trunnion with slots for brass barrels (barrels not included)
  • crew access hatches and maintenance hatches with hinge and bolt-head details
  • bolt-heads in accurate locations

 

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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.  Lighter than the earlier, heavier version designed for fast battleships, the "Mark 32" version of the twin mount was designed specifically for aircraft carriers and cruisers and other ships where weight was an important consideration such as USS Pennsylvania BB-38.

Four Mk.32 mounts are known to have been carried by the following ships and classes:

  • USS Saratoga CV-3, post-1942 refit
  • Essex class

 

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.32 Mounts for Aircraft Carriers (fixed trunnions)

SKU: 350-Mk32-fixed trunnions-4
$8.00Price