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1/700 USS Lexington &amp; USS Saratoga Turrets 3d printed

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1/700 USS Lexington & USS Saratoga Turrets

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Scale: 1/700

Set contains 4 turrets.

Recommended for:
  • Fujimi 1/700 USS Lexington CV-2 (# 116, 44116 and 24)
  • Fujimi 1/700 USS Saratoga CV-3 (# WLA117-800) - backdated to 1941 or earlier
  • Tamiya 1/700 USS Saratoga CV-3 (# 31713 and 25719) - backdated to 1941 or earlier
  • Trumpeter 1/700 USS Lexington CV-2 (# 05716)
  • Trumpeter 1/700 USS Saratoga CV-3 (05738)
 
Until late 1941, the Lexington class aircraft carriers USS Lexington CV-2 and USS Saratoga CV-3 carried four twin 8"/55 caliber turrets.  The upper two turrets were fit with rangefinders.  The lower two turrets were not.  This set contains all four of the proper type turrets to help the modeler accurize any 1/700 scale Lexington or Saratoga kit.

These turrets are not suitable for models of US Navy cruisers of World War Two.  Those ships carried 8"/55 cal. turrets of a different design, available separately.

Features:
  • overall dimensions accurately scaled from official US Navy drawings
  • accurately shaped armored rangefinder hoods
  • six crew access doors with raised hinge, rain deflector and dog details
  • 158 hex-head exterior bolts properly sized, numbered and positioned according to photos of the actual turrets
  • separate trunnion, slotted for your favorite brass barrels (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
  • turret-back shell ejector ports
  • turret-bottom breech well
  • heavy turret-bottom supporting structure per photos of the actual turrets
 
These turrets are not 3D-printed copies of plastic kit parts but are original designs based on Navy references.  Therefore, they are not the same size and shape as the turrets found in plastic kits.  Some adjustment of your plastic kit's parts may be necessary for best fit.

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© Model Monkey Book and Hobby.  This 3D-printed item may not be copied or recast.

Model Monkey Lexington class products: 
From Wikipedia: "The 8"/55 caliber gun (spoken "eight-inch-fifty-five-caliber") formed the main battery of United States Navy heavy cruisers and two early aircraft carriers. United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun barrel had an internal diameter of 8 inches (203 mm), and the barrel was 55 calibers long (barrel length is 8 inch × 55 = 440 inches or 11 meters).[3]

"Mark 9: These built-up guns weighed about 30 tons including a liner, tube, jacket, and five hoops. A down-swing Welin breech block was closed by compressed air from the gas ejector system. Loading with two silk bags each containing 45-pounds (20 kg) of smokeless powder gave a 260-pound (120 kg) projectile a velocity of 2800 feet per second (850 m/s).[1] Range was 31,860 yd (29,130 m) at the maximum elevation of 41 degrees.[1][4]

"Mark 14: These guns were similar to Mark 9, with the same shell weight and maximum range,[4] with a smaller chamber and rifling twist increased from 1 in 35 to 1 in 25 in a chromium-plated bore."
What's in the Box
INCM
1-700 Lexington & Saratoga Turrets
Frosted Extreme Detail
Width
3.8 cm
Height
0.6 cm
Depth
1.5 cm

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