Set includes 4 turrets with barrels.
These models are a speculative design for 18"/50 cal. twin-gun turrets as they might have been fit to the proposed US Navy "Maximum Battleship" designs of 1916 and 1917. The turrets are enlarged versions of Colorado class 16" twin turrets (the armored rangefinder hoods are not enlarged).
From Wikipedia: "The "maximum battleships", also known as the "Tillman Battleships" were a series of World War I-era design studies for extremely large battleships, prepared in late 1916 and early 1917 to the order of Senator "Pitchfork" Benjamin Tillman by the Bureau of Construction and Repair (C&R) of the United States Navy. The navy was not interested in the designs and drew them up to win support from the Committee on Naval Affairs, on which Tillman sat. Nevertheless, they helped influence design work on the Pennsylvania and first South Dakota classes of battleships. The plans prepared for the senator were preserved by C&R in the first of its "Spring Styles" books, where it kept various warship designs conceptualized between 1911 and 1925."
This four twin-gun turret configuration is an 18" gun variation of the first four US Navy Bureau of Construction and Repair design proposals, known as "Scheme I", "Scheme II", "Scheme III", and "Scheme IV".
A five-turret set is available separately for "Scheme IV-2".
These turrets 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 kit's parts or other aftermarket parts such as photo-etch or wood decks may be necessary for best fit.
- turret length = 25.47 mm
- turret apron diameter = 19.2 mm
- shape based on enlarged Colorado class twin turrets
- closed armored rangefinder viewport shutters
- rooftop screwheads
- armored rangefinder hexhead bolt and screw details
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1/700 Tillman "Maximum Battleship" 18"/50 cal. Turrets with Barrels (set of 4)
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