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Scale: 1/350


Set includes 3 mounts (turrets) and 3 barrels. A set of three single dome mounts is available separately.


Recommended for:

  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Barry DD-933
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Morton DD-948
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Barney DDG-6 (1985)
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Ainsworth FF-1090 (Late 1980s)
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Horne CG-30 1985
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Mitscher DDG-35 (1970)
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Truxtun CGN-35 (1985)
  • Orange Hobby 1/350 scale Chi Yang FFG-932
  • Orange Hobby 1/350 scale USS Robert E. Peary FF-1073
  • White Ensign Models 1/350 scale USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22)

 

This multi-part model kit represents the double dome "frog eye" version of the highly successful 5 inch 54 caliber Mark 42 Mount installed aboard many US Navy and allied warships.  To assemble the model, insert the cannon, barrel first, through the open bottom into the gun slot.


Features:

  • overall dimensions from official US Navy drawings
  • separate cannon and trunnion to allow the modeler to set the barrel at any realistic elevation from +85 deg. to -15 deg. just like the real mount.
  • two detailed "frog-eye" local fire control domes (right for antiaircraft, left for surface firing)
  • properly scaled hatches with hinge details
  • access plates with hex-head bolt details

 
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From Wikipedia: "The Mark 42 5"/54 caliber gun (127mm) is a naval gun (naval artillery) mount used by the United States Navy and other countries. It consisted of the Mark 18 gun and Mark 42 gun mount. United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun fires a projectile 5 inches (127.0 mm) in diameter, and the barrel is 54 calibers long (barrel length is 5" × 54 = 270" or 6.9 meters.)[1] In the 1950s a gun with more range and a faster rate of fire than the 5"/38 caliber gun used in World War II was needed. Because of this reason, the gun was created concurrently with the 3"/70 Mark 26 gun for different usages. The 5"/54 Mk 42 is an automatic, dual-purpose (air / surface target) gun mount. It is usually controlled remotely from the Mk 68 Gun Fire Control System, or locally from the mount at the One Man Control (OMC) station.[2]


"Users:

 United States
United States Navy

  • First used on USS Northampton (CLC-1)
  • Forrestal-class aircraft carrier
  • Belknap-class cruiser and USS Truxtun (CGN-35)
  • Charles F. Adams-class destroyer
  • Farragut class destroyer
  • Forrest Sherman-class destroyer
  • Mitscher-class destroyer
  • Knox-class frigate

 
 Australia
Royal Australian Navy

  • Perth-class destroyer (modified Charles F. Adams class)


 Egypt
Egyptian Navy

  • Damiyat class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)


 Germany
German Navy

  • Lütjens-class destroyer (modified Charles F. Adams class)


 Greece
Hellenic Navy

  • Ipiros class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)
  • Kimon class destroyer (ex-USN Charles F. Adams-class destroyer)


 Japan
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

  • Tachikaze-class destroyer
  • Hatakaze-class destroyer
  • Haruna-class destroyer
  • Takatsuki-class destroyer
  • Shirane-class destroyer


 Mexico
Mexican Navy

  • Ignacio Allende class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)


 Spain
Spanish Navy

  • Baleares-class frigate (modified Knox class)


 Taiwan
Republic of China Navy

  • Chih Yang class frigate (modified ex-USN Knox class)


 Thailand
Royal Thai Navy

  • Phutthayotfa Chulalok-class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)


 Turkey
Turkish Navy

  • Muavenet class frigate (ex-USN Knox class frigates)"

1/350 5"/54 Mk.42 Double Dome "Frog-Eye" Mounts

SKU: 700-5in-FrogEye-dbl3
$6.00Price