Scale: 1/350

Set includes 4 turrets (2 with rangefinders, 2 without rangefinders) and 4 trunnions (no barrels).


Recommended for:

  • Trumpeter 1/350 USS Lexington CV-2 1942 - backdated to 1941 and earlier
  • Trumpeter 1/350 USS Saratoga CV-3 


Until late 1941, the Lexington class aircraft carriers USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 carried four twin 8"/55 caliber turrets.  The upper two turrets were fit with rangefinders.  The lower two turrets were not.  This set contains all four, highly detailed, 8"/55 cal. Twin Turrets to help the modeler accurize any 1/350 scale USS Lexington or USS Saratoga plastic model kit.

Install the 2 turrets with rangefinders in superfiring (elevated) positions.  Install the 2 turrets without rangefinders on the flight deck.

These turrets are not suitable for models of US Navy cruisers of World War Two.  Those ships carried 8"/55 cal. turrets of a different design (available separately).


Features:

  • overall dimensions accurately scaled from official US Navy drawings
  • accurately shaped armored rangefinder hoods
  • six crew access doors with raised hinge, rain deflector and dog details
  • 158 hex-head exterior bolts properly sized, numbered and positioned according to photos of the actual turrets
  • separate trunnion, slotted for your favorite brass barrels (barrels not included) to allow you to position the guns to any realistic elevation from -5 degrees to +40 degrees just like the real turret
  • turret-bottom breech well
  • turret-back shell ejector ports
  • heavy turret-bottom supporting structure per photos of the actual turrets


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Model Monkey Lexington class products:
USS Lexington CV-2​

  • USS Lexington Island 1936-1940
  • USS Lexington Island 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1928-1935
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1936-1940
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1941
  • USS Lexington Funnel 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington 1942 Alternative Splinter Shields (Round-ended – Battle of the Coral Sea)
  • USS Lexington and USS Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941
  • USS Lexington and USS Saratoga rudder
  • Anchors for USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 (set of 3)

USS Saratoga CV-3

  • USS Saratoga Island 1931-1932
  • USS Saratoga Island 1933-1935
  • USS Saratoga Island 1936-1940
  • USS Saratoga Island 1941 (flight deck widened forward and lengthened aft)
  • USS Saratoga Island 1942 (Battles of the Eastern Solomons and Guadalcanal)
  • USS Saratoga Island 1943 (Raids on Bouganville, Rabaul, and the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign)
  • USS Saratoga Island 1944-1945 (Battle for Okinawa)
  • USS Saratoga Funnel 1928-1940
  • USS Saratoga Funnel 1941-1942
  • USS Saratoga Funnel 1942-1943
  • USS Saratoga Funnel 1944-1945
  • USS Lexington and USS Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941
  • USS Lexington and USS Saratoga rudder
  • USS 5"/38 Mk.32 Twin Mounts (turrets) - for Saratoga 1942-1946
  • Anchors for USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 (set of 3)

 

From Wikipedia: "The 8"/55 caliber gun (spoken "eight-inch-fifty-five-caliber") formed the main battery of United States Navy heavy cruisers and two early aircraft carriers. United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun barrel had an internal diameter of 8 inches (203 mm), and the barrel was 55 calibers long (barrel length is 8 inch × 55 = 440 inches or 11 meters).[3]

"Mark 9: These built-up guns weighed about 30 tons including a liner, tube, jacket, and five hoops. A down-swing Welin breech block was closed by compressed air from the gas ejector system. Loading with two silk bags each containing 45-pounds (20 kg) of smokeless powder gave a 260-pound (120 kg) projectile a velocity of 2800 feet per second (850 m/s).[1] Range was 31,860 yd (29,130 m) at the maximum elevation of 41 degrees.[1][4]

"Mark 14: These guns were similar to Mark 9, with the same shell weight and maximum range,[4] with a smaller chamber and rifling twist increased from 1 in 35 to 1 in 25 in a chromium-plated bore."

1/350 USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 8"/55 cal. Turrets

SKU: 350-CV2turrets
$14.00Price
     

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