Scale: 1/700

Set includes 4 turrets and trunnions.  No barrels.

Recommended for:

  • Comet 1/700 scale USS Saratoga CV-3 backdated to 1941 or earlier
  • Fujimi 1/700 scale USS Lexington CV-2 
  • Fujimi 1/700 scale USS Saratoga CV-3 backdated to 1941 or earlier
  • Tamiya 1/700 scale USS Saratoga CV-3 backdated to 1941 or earlier
  • Pit-Road 1/700 scale USS Lexington CV-2 1942 backdated to 1941 or earlier
  • Pit-Road 1/700 scale USS Saratoga CV-3 1936
  • Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Lexington CV-2
  • Trumpeter 1/700 USS Saratoga CV-3 1936-1940


Until late 1941, the Lexington class aircraft carriers USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 carried four twin 8"/55 caliber turrets.  The upper two turrets were fit with rangefinders.  The lower two turrets were not.  This set contains all four of the proper type turrets to help the modeler accurize any 1/700 scale Lexington or Saratoga kit.

These turrets are not suitable for models of US Navy cruisers of World War Two.  Those ships carried 8"/55 cal. turrets of a different design, available separately.


  • overall dimensions accurately scaled from official US Navy drawings
  • accurately shaped armored rangefinder hoods
  • six crew access doors with raised hinge, rain deflector and dog details
  • 158 hex-head exterior bolts properly sized, numbered and positioned according to photos of the actual turrets
  • separate trunnion, slotted for your favorite brass barrels (barrels not included) to allow you to position the guns to any realistic elevation from -5 degrees to +40 degress just like the real turret
  • turret-back shell ejector ports
  • turret-bottom breech well
  • heavy turret-bottom supporting structure per photos of the actual turrets


These turrets are not 3D-printed copies of plastic kit parts but are original designs based on Navy references.  Therefore, they are not the same size and shape as the turrets found in plastic kits.  Some adjustment of your plastic kit's parts may be necessary for best fit.

© Model Monkey Book and Hobby.  This 3D-printed item may not be copied or recast.

Model Monkey Lexington class products:

  • USS Lexington CV-2​
    • 1/700 Lexington Island 1936-1941
    • 1/700 Lexington Island 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
    • 1/700 Lexington Funnel 1928-1935
    • 1/700 Lexington Funnel 1936-1940
    • 1/700 Lexington Funnel 1941
    • 1/700 Lexington Funnel 1942 (Battle of the Coral Sea)
    • 1/700 Lexington 1942 Alternative Splinter Shields (Round-ended – Battle of the Coral Sea)
    • 1/700 Lexington and Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941
  • USS Saratoga CV-3
    • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1931-1932
    • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1933-1935
    • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1936-1940
    • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1941 (widened flight deck, lengthened aft)
    • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1942 (Battles of the Eastern Solomons and Guadalcanal)
    • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1943 (Raids on Bouganville, Rabaul, and the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign)
    • 1/700 Saratoga Island 1944-1945 (Battle for Okinawa)
    • 1/700 Saratoga Funnel 1928-1940
    • 1/700 Saratoga Funnel 1941-1942
    • 1/700 Saratoga Funnel 1942-1943
    • 1/700 Saratoga Funnel 1944-1945
    • 1/700 Lexington and Saratoga 8"/55 Turrets 1928-1941
    • 1/700 5"/38 Mk.32 Twin Mounts (set of 8) (for Saratoga 1942-1946)

1/700 USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 Turrets

SKU: 700-CV2turrets

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