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Scale: 1/96     (1/8 inch = 1 foot)


Set includes 1 turrets with trunnion.  No barrels.

 

A triple-gun 8"/55 cal. turret with detailing specific to sistership USS Portland CA-33, and another turret for other Northampton class heavy cruisers, is available separately.


Features:

  • overall dimensions precisely scaled from US Navy O.P.1112 (2nd Rev.) "Gun Mount and Turret Catalog" drawings dated 15 January 1945
  • accurately shaped armored rangefinder hoods
  • detailed crew access doors with hinge detail
  • hex-head exterior bolts properly positioned, sized and correctly placed according to photos of the actual turrets
  • separate trunnion, slotted for your favorite brass barrels (not included) to allow you to position the guns to any realistic elevation from -5 degrees to +40 degress just like the real turret
  • rain deflector and bolt-head detail specific to USS Indianapolis CA-35

 

The US Navy installed three of this type of 8"/55 caliber Triple-gun Turret on the following heavy cruisers of World War II fame:

  • USS Northampton CA-26
  • USS Chester CA-27
  • USS Lousiville CA-28
  • USS Chicago CA-29
  • USS Houston CA-30
  • USS Augusta CA-31
  • USS Portland CA-33
  • USS Indianapolis CA-35

 

This turret is not suitable for USS New Orleans CA-32 or USS Astoria CA-34 or the other members of the New Orleans class. They had a differently shaped triple-gun turret gunhouse.
 
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1/96 USS Indianapolis CA-35 8"/55 cal. Turret with Trunnion

SKU: 96-CA35-8in55-turret-trunnion-1
$85.00Price