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Scale: 1/96     (1/8 inch = 1 foot)

Set includes 2 mounts (turrets) with barrels.


The Mk.32 version of the 5"/38 cal. Twin Mount was installed aboard aircraft carriers and cruisers as well as rebuilt pre-war battships.  A Mk.28 mount for fast battleships is available separately. 


Recommended for:

  • Fleetscale 1/96 scale Essex Class Aircraft Carrier hull (designed by John R. Haynes)
  • Loyalhanna Dockyard 1/96 scale Atlanta Class Anti-aircraft Cruiser hull
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Arizona BB-39  hull (finished as late-war USS Pennsylvania BB-38)
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Franklin CV-13
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Hancock CV-19
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Alaska CB-1
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Baltimore CA-68
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Pittsburg CA-72
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Boston CAG-1
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Cleveland CL-55
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Helena CL-50
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Oakland CL-95
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Juneau CL-119
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Oklahoma City CLG-5
  • Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Salem CA-134

 

Among naval historians, the US Navy 5"/38 caliber gun is considered the best intermediate-caliber, dual purpose naval gun of World War II.  Lighter than the earlier Mk.28 version designed for battleships (available separately), the "Mark 32" version of the twin mount was designed specifically for aircraft carriers and cruisers and other ships where weight was an important consideration such as rebuilt pre-war battleships and various auxiliaries.  It has a noticeably different shape than the earlier Mk.28 Mount installed aboard fast battleships. 


Features:

  • accurate dimensions scaled from official US Navy blueprints and confirmed by photos and measurements taken from actual Twin Mounts
  • detailed armored viewfinder and rangefinder hoods
  • detailed mount captain blast hood
  • separate trunnions and barrels to allow the modeler to choose any realistic elevation
  • crew access hatches and maintenance hatches with hinge and bolt-head details
  • bolt-heads in accurate locations


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Carried by the following ships and classes:

  • USS Nevada BB-36 (reconstructed)
  • USS Tennesee BB-43 (reconstructed)
  • USS California BB-44 (reconstructed)
  • USS Maryland BB-46 (reconstructed - very late-war)
  • USS West Virginia BB-48 (reconstructed)
  • USS Pennsylvania BB-38 (reconstructed)
  • USS Saratoga CV-3, post-1942 refit
  • Essex class
  • Alaska class
  • Atlanta class
  • Baltimore class
  • Cleveland class
  • Wind class cutters
  • various auxiliaries

1/96 Aircraft Carrier, Cruiser and pre-war Battleship 5"/38 cal. Mk.32 Mounts

SKU: 96-5in38-Mk32-2
$99.00Price