Set includes 2 directors.

Recommended parts to build USS Hornet CV-8 from

  • Revell "Battle of Midway Carrier" 
  • Revell "Battle of Midway Carrier" 
  • Revell USS Yorktown CV-5 
  • Revell USS Yorktown CV-5 
  • Revell USS Yorktown CV-5 
  • Revell USS Enterprise CV-6 The "Big E" 
  • Revell USS Hornet CV-8 
  • Revell USS Hornet CV-8 
  • Lodela USS Hornet CV-8 


Scale: the box of these kits is sometimes erroneously labeled as 1/542 scale , 1/400 scale, 1/490 scale or 1/480 scale.  The true scale of the model kit, when compared to measurements drawn on official US Navy blueprints of the actual ship, is 1/487 scale,  These directors are precisely scaled for your Revell kit.


The US Navy Mark 37 Director was used to control the fire of the 5”/38 caliber dual purpose batteries against both aircraft and surface targets, to direct the fire of starshells for the illumination of surface targets and to position the searchlights.  

The "angle-back" Mk.37 director featured six observation hatches and three telescope port covers.  "Angle-backs" were fit to USS Saratoga CV-3, USS Iowa BB-61, USS New Jersey BB-62 and battleships of the North Carolina class and South Dakota class.  Many of these Mk.37 directors were modified to later configurations.

These models are scaled from official US Navy drawings and detailed according to careful study of an angle-back director mounted to USS North Carolina BB-55.  These models are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic or resin model kit's parts therefore they may be sized and shaped differently.  Some adjustment to your kit's parts or other aftermarket products such as photo-etch may be necessary for best fit.

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Mk.37 Directors are known to have been carried by the following ships and classes but check your sources to know for sure which director type you need for your project:

  • USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  • USS Hornet (CV-8)
  • USS Iowa BB-61, as built
  • USS New Jersey BB-62, as built
  • Benson class
  • Buckley class
  • Butler class
  • Cleveland class
  • Garcia class
  • Gleaves class
  • North Carolina class
  • Sims class
  • South Dakota class
  • many others as well as various auxiliaries

Mk.37 Fire Control Directors, "Angle-back", for Revell USS Hornet CV-8

SKU: 487-Mk37-angle-back-2

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