Recommended for:

  • Revell 1/490 scale USS Pittsburgh CA-72 (1967 release)
  • Revell 1/490 scale USS Pittsburgh CA-72 (1971 release)
  • Revell 1/490 scale USS Los Angeles CA-135

 

Scale: Revell boxart states the kits' scale to be 1/490.  When compared to Navy plans, the models' true scale is close to 1/483.  These turrets are perfectly matched to your Revell kit.

 

Set includes 3 turrets.  No barrels.

This accurately shaped and highly detailed set represents the three 8 inch 55 caliber triple turret main battery of the US Navy's Baltimore class heavy cruisers as they appeared during the Vietnam War.  

 

A set of World War Two-era turrets is available separately.


Features:

  • designed according to official US Navy Bureau of Ordnance publication O.P. 1112 dated 15 January 1945
  • accurate shape
  • separate trunnion allows the modeler to set barrels to any realistic elevation from +41 degrees to -5 degrees just like the real turret (barrels not included)
  • subtle, raised number on the inside of each turret to identify which is which
  • roof-top antenna pedestal on Turrets 2 and 3
  • detailed left-side rangefinder and rooftop viewfinder hoods
  • accurately sized, positioned and numbered rangefinder hood bolt-head details
  • blast bag (also known as "buckler" or "bloomer") attachment rings
  • turret roof viewfinder hood doors correctly offset to the left
  • subtle turret-side recesses representing the plated-under openings of the former World War Two-era rangefinders


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Model Monkey Baltimore class heavy cruiser products for Revell kits:

  • USS St. Paul CA-73 Enclosed Bridges (1968)
  • USS Los Angeles CA-135 Enclosed Bridges (1968)
  • 8"/55 cal. Triple Turrets (World War Two appearance)
  • 8"/55 cal. Triple Turrets (Vietnam War appearance)
  • 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Mounts (set of 8)
  • Mk.34 Directors and Mk.13 Radar Antennas (set of 8 each)​

1/490 Baltimore class and Oregon City class Turrets (Vietnam-era)

SKU: 490-CA68turrets-Vietnam
$12.00Price
     

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