Scale 1/530

Set includes 4 directors.


Recommended for classic Revell kits:

  • Revell 1/535 scale USS Iowa BB-61
  • Revell 1/535 scale USS New Jersey BB-62
  • Revell 1/535 scale USS Missouri BB-63
  • Revell 1/535 scale USS Wisconsin BB-64
  • Revell 1/530 USS Essex CVA-9 and CVS-9 Angle-deck carrier  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Hornet (CV-12) "Hornet +3" Apollo 11 Moon Mission Recovery Vessel   
  • Revell 1/530 USS Hornet (CVS-12) Apollo 11 Recovery Vessel   
  • Revell 1/530 USS Lexington (CVA-16) Sea Power Issue 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Lexington (CVT-16) Sea Power Issue  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Wasp CVA-18 and CVS-18 Gemini Recovery Vessel 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Wasp CVA-18 and CVS-18  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Wasp  CVA-18 and CVS-18  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 Picture Fleet Issue  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Oriskany CVA-34  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Shangri-La CVA-38  (not the 1/500 Renwal kit)


    The US Navy Mk.56 Director was part of a gun-fire control system (GFCS) intended to direct the fire of 3"/50 caliber dual purpose guns but was also coupled to 5"/38 mounts and 40mm Bofors mounts, from the 1950s through the Vietnam War.  It was designed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  It had an effective range of 30,000 yards and could track bombers at speeds up to 630 miles per hour.  Among the many warships it was fitted to were battleship USS New Jersey BB-62, aircraft carriers USS Yorktown CV-10USS Intrepid CV-11, USS USS Hornet CV-12, USS Lexington CV-16,  heavy cruisers USS Saint Paul CA-73, USS Los Angeles CA-135, USS Salem CA-139,  and destroyer USS Turner Joy DD-951, now preserved as museum ships.



    • fully assembled
    • accurately scaled director mount with bolt-head and access panel clasp details
    • detailed base stand

    Fit to some warships of the following classes during the Cold War-era:

    • Essex
    • Midway
    • Iowa
    • Baltimore
    • Cleveland
    • Des Moines
    • Forrest Sherman
    • Gearing
    • Sumner
    • Fletcher  

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    1/530 Mk.56 Fire Control Directors

    SKU: 530-Mk56-4