Scale: 1/700

Set includes 4 tubs, enough for 2 model ships.

Recommended for:

  • Dragon 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39  (1941) 
  • Dragon 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39 + IJN Type 97 "Kate" Carrier Bomber "Pearl Harbour Attack" 7 December 1941
  • Hobby Boss 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39  (1941) 
  • MidShip Models 1/700 scale USS Pennsylvania BB-38 (1941)
  • Mini Hobby Models 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39  (1941) 
  • and more!

These models represent the two aft protected fighting positions, known as "gun tubs", fit to USS Arizona and other battleships in late 1941 (see photo in carousel).  The models are intended to further detail any 1/700 scale USS Arizona BB-39 model kit as the ship appeared at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941

Prior to the ship's destruction, it was intended to arm Arizona with quadruple 1.1 inch "Chicago Piano" anti-aircraft mounts.  Raised, protected fighting positions, called "gun tubs", were constructed for the mounts and their crews but the ship was destroyed before the anti-aircraft mounts themselves were installed.  Model kits often erroneously depict these tubs flat on the deck.  The real tubs were raised above the deck on square stands.

The overall dimensions of these models match scaled dimensions of drawings of USS Arizona by Alan B. Chesley with details adjusted to match photos.

When installing these tubs, position the cutout so that it is oriented toward the ship's centerline.  Caution is recommended when removing the connecting sprue.  Acrylic plastic is brittle.  Simply cut the sprue flush with the bottom of the tubs' square stands using an inexpensive cuticle clipper or sharp hobby knife.

These 3D-printed acrylic parts are designed to accurately represent features of the actual ship based on authoritative plans.  They are not 3D-printed copies of inaccurate plastic kit parts and therefore are shaped and sized a bit differently.  Some adjustment to your plastic kit's parts or other aftermarket parts such as photoetch or wood decks may be necessary for best fit.


© Model Monkey LLC. This 3D-printed product may not be copied or recast.


Also available:

  • USS Arizona BB-39
    • USS Arizona Superstructure 1934-1935
    • USS Arizona Superstructure 1936-1940
    • USS Arizona Superstructure 1941
    • USS Arizona 1.1 inch Director Platforms 1941
    • USS Arizona Funnel 1936-1941
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, no barrels (set of 2)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, with separate barrels (set of 2)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, with integrated barrels (set of 4)
    • USS Arizona Memorial
  • USS Pennsylvania BB-38
    • USS Pennsylvania Superstructure 1935-1940
    • USS Pennsylvania Superstructure 1941
    • USS Pennsylvania Funnel 1936-1942
    • USS Pennsylvania Vents
    • USS Pennsylvania Cranes
    • USS Arizona and Pennsylvania 14” Turrets
    • USS 5"/38 Mk.32 Mounts (set of 8) – late war
    • USS Mk.37 Directors (early square-back type, set of 4) - late war 
    • USS Pennsylvania BB-38 Forward Superstructure, 1945
    • USS Pennsylvania Funnel (smoke stack), 1943-1945
    • USS Pennsylvania 01 Level (former boat deck), 1945
    • USS Pennsylvania Aft Fire Control Tower, 1945
    • USS Pennsylvania's unique vents (set of 3)
    • 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Twin-gun Mounts (turrets, set of 8)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, no barrels (set of 2)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, with separate barrels (set of 2)
    • 14"/45 cal. Triple-gun Turrets, with integrated barrels (set of 4)
    • Mk.34 Directors with Mk.13 airfoil-shaped Radar Antennas (set of 8)
    • Mk.37 Directors, early "square-back" (set of 8)
    • Metal or Acrylic Nameplate

1/700 USS Arizona BB-39 Aft 1.1 inch Gun Tubs, 1941

SKU: 700-BB39-tubs