Set includes 2 turrets with barrels. Turrets 1, 3 and 5 are available separately.
- 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 two 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. This version represents the two superfiring turrets located on tall barbettes well above the main deck with small rangerfinders, Turrets Numbers 2 and 4.
- 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 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
- 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 (periscopes not included - too fine to survive factory cleaning)
- 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, properly hinged to the front (unlike the hatch on superfiring turrets which is hinged to the rear)
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Model Monkey 1/700 scale New York class Battleship Products:
- 1/700 USS New York and USS Texas Turrets 1, 3 & 5 (with barrels)
- 1/700 USS New York and USS Texas Turrets 1, 3 & 5 (no barrels)
- 1/700 USS New York and USS Texas Turrets 2 & 4 (with barrels)
- 1/700 USS New York and USS Texas Turrets 2 & 4 (no barrels)
- 1/700 USS Texas Forward Fighting Top
- 1/700 USS Texas Aft Fighting Top