Scale: 1/700

Set includes 3 turrets with barrels.

Recommended for:

  • Aoshima 1/700 USS North Carolina BB-55
  • Aoshima 1/700 USS Washington BB-56
  • Trumpeter 1/700 USS North Carolina BB-55
  • Trumpeter 1/700 USS Washington BB-56
  • and more!


This set of three-gun turrets (more properly called "gunhouses") represents the enormous main battery of battleships USS North Carolina BB-55 and USS Washington BB-56.

The turrets are costly due to the extraordinary amount of acrylic plastic extruded by the printer and the time required to print them.  Unfortunately, they cannot be printed in other, less-costly materials while preserving their exceptional detail.

These 3D-printed acrylic parts are designed to accurately represent features of the real turret based on original builder's blueprints and measurements made of an actual turret on USS North Carolina.  They are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic or resin kit's parts and therefore may be shaped and sized differently than those parts.  Some adjustment to your plastic kit's parts or other aftermarket parts such as photoetch or wood decks may be necessary for best fit. 


  • scaled from scans of original builder's blueprints.  Dimensions and details confirmed by measurements taken from actual gunhouses on USS North Carolina BB-55 preserved as a museum ship at Wilmington, North Carolina
  • closed armored rangefinder viewport shutters
  • rooftop screwheads acurately sized, numbered and located
  • armored rangefinder hexhead bolt and screw details
  • bases for rooftop periscopes properly located (periscopes not included, too fine to print)
  • left periscope base for Turret #2 is accurately offset slightly to the right, just like the left periscope of the real Turret #2
  • turrets are marked inside (1, 2 or 3) to identify which turret is which
  • accurately sized and shaped ventilation trunks
  • detailed turret-bottom crew access hatch, accurately offset slightly to the left
  • barrels grouped on a trunnion to allow the modeler to set the position of the barrels to any realistic elevation from +45 degrees to -1 degree (-2 degrees for Turret #3), just like the real turrets
  • breech end of the barrels is marked with an arrow pointing up to aid in assembly


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Model Monkey 1/700 scale North Carolina class Products:

  • North Carolina class Funnels (set of 2)
  • 16"/45 cal. Turrets with Barrels (set of 3)
  • 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 Twin Mounts (set of 10)
  • Mk.38 Directors, original 6-sided shield (set of 8)

1/700 USS North Carolina BB-55 and USS Washington BB-56 Turrets

SKU: 700-BB55-turrets-brrls-3

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