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Scale: 1/350


Set includes 4 turrets.  Barrels available separately.


Recommended for:

  • Blue Water Navy 1/350 scale USS California BB-44  (1941)
  • Classic Warships 1/350 scale USS Tennessee BB-43  (1941) - built as USS California BB-44
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS California BB-44  (1941)
  • Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale USS Tennessee BB-43  (1941) - built as USS California BB-44

 

This set of three-gun turrets (more properly called "gunhouses") represents the enormous 14"/50 caliber main battery of battleship USS California BB-44 as she appeared from 1921-1941.  They are nearly identical to the gunhouses of the preceding New Mexico class battleships, differing only in the shape of the armored rangefinder hoods.  

 

A set of turrets as they appeared from 1942-1945 (addition of external vent trunks on turrets 1, 2 and 4), is available separately.


These 3D-printed acrylic parts are designed to accurately represent features of the real turret based on official US Navy drawings.  These turrets are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic or resin kit's parts and therefore may be shaped and sized differently than those parts.  Some adjustment to your plastic kit's parts or other aftermarket parts such as photoetch or wood decks may be necessary for best fit. 


Features:

  • closed armored rangefinder viewport shutters
  • rooftop screwheads acurately sized, numbered and located
  • armored rangefinder hexhead bolt and screw details
  • bases for rooftop periscopes
  • barrels grouped on a trunnion to allow the modeler to set the position of the barrels to any realistic elevation from +30 degrees to -5 degrees, just like the real turrets


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Available separately:

  • 1/350 USS Tennessee BB-43 and USS California BB-44 Fighting Tops, 1921 - 1934
  • 1/350 USS Tennessee BB-43 and USS California BB-44 Fighting Tops, 1935 - 1941
  • Cage Masts (foremast + mainmast) - for Tennessee class and Colorado class 
  • Cage Foremast - for Tennessee class and Colorado class
  • Cage Mainmast - for Tennessee class and Colorado class
  • 1/350 14"/50 cal. Turrets (set of 4) - for USS California BB-44, 1921-1941
  • 1/350 14"/50 cal. Turrets (set of 4) - for USS Tennessee BB-43 and USS California BB-44
  • 1/350 14"/50 cal. Barrels (set of 12) - for Tennessee class and New Mexico class
  • 1/350 14"/50 cal. Trunnions (set of 4) - for Tennessee class and New Mexico class
  • Mk.19 Directors
  • 5"/25 cal. Ready Service Ammunition Lockers

1/350 USS California BB-44 Turrets, 1921-1941

SKU: 350-BB44turrets1921-1941
$20.00Price