Set includes 8 mounts (turrets) for reconstructed pre-war battleships (USS Pennsylvania, etc.). No barrels.
- Banner 1/350 scale USS Arizona BB-39 (1941) - built as sistership USS Pennsylvania BB-38
- Hobby Boss 1/350 scale USS Arizona BB-39 (1941) - built as sistership USS Pennsylvania BB-38
- Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Nevada BB-36 (1941)
- Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Nevada BB-36 (1944)
- Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scae USS Oklahoma BB-37 (1941)
- Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Tennessee BB-43 (1944) w/ alternate parts to build USS California or USS West Virginia
- Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Maryland BB-46
- Mini Hobby Models 1/350 scale USS Arizona BB-39 (1941) - built as sistership USS Pennsylvania BB-38
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. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, surviving battleships were significantly altered to increase the power and effectiveness of their anti-aircraft battery. Many of these ships were reconstructed with eight 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin Mounts during their 1943 or 1944 refits, and a few very late in the war.
This set of eight mounts represents the Mk.32 mounts known to have been carried by the following ships after their reconstruction:
- USS Nevada BB-36
- USS Pennsylvania BB-38
- USS Tennesee BB-43
- USS California BB-44
- USS Maryland BB-46
- USS West Virginia BB-48
- 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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