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- Deans Marine 1/96 scale USS Kidd DD-661
- Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Fletcher DD-445
- Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Kidd DD-661
- Scale Shipyard 1/96 scale USS Pritchett DD-561
These models represent the enlarged and re-positioned fighting positions for quadruple 40mm Bofors cannon mounts, called "tubs", fit to many Fletcher class destroyers from late World War Two. This significant and very conspicuous modification was made to improve the anti-aircraft capability of Fletcher class destroyers facing the frightening Kamikaze threat. An anti-aircraft "AA" Deck House is available separately (click here).
The portion of the deck that extends outwards from the central deckhouse below is included as an aid to position the parts and to provide strength to the splinter shields.
These models are designed from official US Navy drawings to represent the real shape and size of the tubs and the compartments below them. They are not scaled to precisely fit any specific plastic or resin kit. Depending on which plastic or resin kit you own, some adjustment to your plastic or resin kit's parts, other aftermarket parts such as photo-etch or resin mounts, or these 3D-printed tubs, may be necessary for best fit.
Special thanks to noted naval historian Rick E. Davis who provided advice and references during the development of this product.
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