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Scale: 1/547.  Some Revell box art and websites erroneously report the scale of the Revell Midway class kits as 1/540.  Comparison of the models to Navy plans indicates that the models' true scale is 1/547.  These directors are precisely scaled to match the Revell kits' true scale.


Set includes 4 directors.

Recommended for:

  • Heller (ex-Revell) 1/547 scale USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV-42
  • Revell 1/547 scale USS Midway CV-41 
  • Revell 1/547 scale USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV-42  
  • Revell 1/547 scale USS Coral Sea CV-43


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.

Mk.37 directors were commonly installed on many classes of US Navy and US Coast Guard ships during World War II through the Cold War.  Succeeding the earlier "angle-back" Mk.37 directors and early "square-back" director, the late "square-back" Mk.37 directors featured a shielded, open director captain position (also known as a "Control Officer's Cockpit"), three observation hatches instead of five, and just two telescope port covers, one for the "Pointer" and one for the "Trainer".   Many earlier Mk.37 directors were modified to this configuration.  During the Cold War, the directors were enlarged, receiving a very boxy-shaped housing (click here).

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Mk.37 Directors are known to have been carried, or planned to have been carried, by the following ships and classes but check your sources to know for sure if this director type is correct for your model:

  • USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  • USS Pennsylvania (rebuilt)
  • USS Maryland (rebuilt)
  • USS Nevada (rebuilt)
  • USS California (rebuilt)
  • USS Tennessee (rebuilt)
  • USS West Virginia (rebuilt)
  • Alaska class
  • Atlanta class
  • Baltimore class
  • Benson class
  • Buckley class
  • Butler class
  • Cleveland class
  • Essex class
  • Fletcher class
  • Garcia class
  • Gearing class
  • Gleaves class
  • Iowa class
  • Montana class
  • Sims class
  • Sumner class
  • many others as well as various auxiliaries

1/547 Mk.37 Fire Control Directors, Late "Square-back"

SKU: 547-Mk37-late
$5.00Price