Set contains 5 turrets with barrels.
- Samek 1/700 scale USS Texas BB-35 (1914)
- Samek 1/700 scale USS Texas BB-35 (1942)
- Samek 1/700 scale USS Texas BB-35 (1945)
- Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS New York BB-34 (1944)
- Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Texas BB-35
- and others!
This scale Twin 14 inch/45 caliber Gun Turret set of five twin-gun turrets is designed for models of New York class battleships USS New York BB-34 and USS Texas BB-35. These ships had five twin turrets.
There are two turret configurations. The two turrets located in superfiring positions, Turret Numbers 2 and 4, have small asymmetrical rangefinders on each side near the fron of the turret. The three turrets located on the main deck, Turret Numbers 1, 3 & 5, do not have rangefinders.
- scaled from actual builders blueprints of the turret, dated 1914, and US Navy Bureau of Ordnance pamphlet O.P. 1112, 2nd Revision, dated January, 1945
- measurements and location of features confirmed from wartime photos of USS New York BB-34 and USS Texas BB-35 and present day photos of Texas preserved as a museum ship
- integrated gun barrels with scale 14" muzzle opening
- accurate turret side and glacis curvature
- Turrets 2 and 4 have asymmetrical rangefinder hoods with telescope openings located on the turret sides to the rear of the glacis (the right-side hood is deeper than the left side hood)
- properly raised turret roof panel
- detailed turret roof access hatches with dog and hinge detail
- turret roof rain gutter/deflector just aft of the glacis
- subcaliber training device mounting plate located just aft of the glacis on the turret roof
- roof-mounted periscope bases properly located off-center (persicopes not included - too fine to survive cleaning at the factory)
- accurately positioned and shaped gun openings with buckler (bloomer/blast bag) attachment frames
- crew access hatch (aka "Armored Grating Hatch") on turret bottom overhang, with hydraulic piston and hinge detail. Turrets 1,3 and 5 are hinged to the front. Turrets 2 and 4 are hinged to the rear.
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Model Monkey 1/700 scale New York class Battleship Products:
- 1/700 USS Texas Forward Fighting Top
- 1/700 USS Texas Aft Fighting Top