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Scale: 1/500


Set includes 6 mounts.  No barrels.

 

A set of 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 mounts for fast battleships is available separately.


Recommended for:

  • Renwal (re-released by Revell) 1/500 scale USS Springfield CL-66/CLG-7
  • Renwal 1/500 scale USS Galveston CL-93/CLG-3
  • Renwal 1/500 scale USS Pasadena CL-65

 

Among naval historians, the US Navy 5"/38 caliber gun is considered the best intermediate-caliber, dual purpose naval gun of World War II.  Lighter than the earlier, heavier version designed for battleships, the "Mark 32" version of the twin mount was designed specifically for aircraft carriers and cruisers and other ships where weight was an important consideration such as the battleship USS Pennsylvania BB-38.  It has a slightly different shape than the earlier Mk.28 Mount.  


Features:

  • accurate dimensions scaled from official US Navy blueprints and confirmed by photos and measurements taken from actual Twin Mounts
  • detailed armored viewfinder and rangefinder hoods
  • integrated trunnion with slots for barrels (barrels not included)
  • crew access hatches and maintenance hatches with hinge and bolt-head details
  • bolt-heads in accurate locations

 
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Model Monkey 1/500 scale Cleveland class products:

  • Cleveland class “Square Bridge”
  • 6"/47 cal. Turret Set, World War Two configuration (set of 4)
  • Cleveland class All-Gun Supplemental Set (aft barbettes, 6"/47 cal. barrels and 5"/38 Mk.32 Mounts)
  • Cleveland class Guided Missile Cruiser Set (two 6"/47 turrets, 6"/47 cal. barrels and 5"/38 mounts)
  • 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 twin mounts (set of 6)
  • 5"/38 cal. Barrels (set of 16)
  • Mk.37 Directors (set of 4)


Mk.32 mounts were known to be carried by these ships and classes:

  • USS Saratoga CV-3 (post-1941)
  • Essex class
  • refit USS Nevada BB-36
  • refit USS Pennsylvania BB-38
  • rebuilt USS Tennessee BB-43
  • rebuilt USS California BB-44
  • refit USS Maryland BB-46
  • rebuilt USS West Virginia BB-48
  • Alaska class
  • Atlanta class (later ships)
  • Baltimore class
  • Brooklyn class
  • Cleveland class
  • Des Moines class
  • Oakland class
  • San Diego class
  • Wind class Coast Guard cutters
  • various auxiliaries

1/500 5"/38 Mk.32 Mounts for Cruisers (fixed trunnion)

SKU: 500-5in38-Mk32-6
$8.00Price