Scale: 1/96   (1/8 inch = 1 foot)

Includes 1 director.

This model represents the Cold War-era / Desert Storm-era, seven-sided "square back shield"-type configuration of the Mark 38 Main Battery Fire Control Directors fit to modernized Iowa class battleships as they appeared in the 1990s.  

Also available:

  • original 6-sided "square back" configuration Mk.38 director
  • enlarged, 7-sided "square back" WWII-configuration Mk.38 director

Please consult your references to know which type is correct for your model.


  • open director captain hatch (slid forward)
  • accurately shaped viewfinder covers with hinge and hinge motor detail
  • accurately shaped and located defroster covers on top of rangefinder hoods with hinge detail
  • accurately sized, numbered and located bolt-head details
  • accurate director arm end detailing, specific to modernized directors
  • raised bases for handrails (handrails not included - use small diameter wire) 

This 3D-printed model was designed from official US Navy drawings.  It is scaled to match the dimensions of the real director.

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1/96 Mk.38 Main Battery Fire Control Director, modernized Iowa class

SKU: 96-Mk 38-modernized-1

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