Scale: 1/600

Set includes 4 directors.

The US Navy-designed 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.


These directors were commonly installed to many classes of US Navy, US Coast Guard, and Royal Navy ships, including the 1943-ordered Battle class destroyers (24 ships) and the Royal Navy's last battleship, HMS Vanguard. Please consult your references to know if this director is appropriate to the specific ship you are modeling.

Unlike the early "square-back" (click here), the late "Square-back" Mk.37 directors featured a shielded, open director captain position (also known as a "Control Officer's Cockpit").   HMS Vanguard carried four of these mounts, with UK-designed centimetric Radar Type 275 fit to them giving the ship true "blind-fire" capability.

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1/600 Mk.37 Fire Control Directors for Royal Navy Warships

SKU: 600-Mk37-Vanguard-4