Scale 1/700


Set includes 3 turrets.  No barrels.

Recommended for:

  • Niko Models 1/700 scale USS Canberra CAG-2
  • Pit-Road 1/700 scale USS Baltimore CA-68  (1943)
  • Pit-Road 1/700 scale USS Baltimore CA-68  (1944)
  • Pit-Road 1/700 scale USS Pittsburgh CA-72  (1944)
  • Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Baltimore CA-68  (1943) 
  • Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Baltimore CA-68  (1944)  2011 release
  • Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Baltimore CA-68  (1944)  2005 release
  • Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Pittsburgh CA-72  (1944)  

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 and Oregon City class heavy cruisers as they appeared during the Vietnam War-era.


World War Two-era turrets are available separately.


  • 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 1/700 scale Baltimore class products:

  • USS Saint Paul CA-73 Enclosed Bridges (1968)
  • USS Los Angeles CA-135 Enclosed Bridges (1968)
  • 8"/55 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, Vietnam War-era appearance
  • 8"/55 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, World War Two-era appearance 
  • 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin Mounts
  • Mk.34 Directors and Mk.13 Radar Antennas
  • Mk.37 Directors, early World War Two-era
  • Mk.56 Directors

1/700 Baltimore class and Oregon City class 8"/55 cal. Turrets (Vietnam-era)

SKU: 700-CA68 turret-Vietnam-3

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