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1/125 Quintuple Torpedo Mount Mk.14 &amp; 15 3d printed

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1/125 Quintuple Torpedo Mount Mk.14 & 15 3d printed
1/125 Quintuple Torpedo Mount Mk.14 & 15 3d printed

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1/125 Quintuple Torpedo Mount Mk.14 & 15

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Scale: 1/125

Kit includes parts for 1 mount.

Recommended for the Lindberg 1/125 scale “Blue Devil Destroyer” USS Melvin DD-680, Fletcher class.

This accurate and highly detailed model kit represents the US Navy's Mk.14 or Mk.15 Quintuple Torpedo Mount.  A set of 5 torpedoes is avaliable separately (click here).

  • overall dimensions accurately scaled from official US Navy drawings
  • details confirmed from careful study of surviving mounts aboard USS Kidd and USS Cassin Young
  • separate base ring stand permitting full rotation
  • hex-head bolts and rivets properly sized and accurately located
  • detailed torpedo stops, and trainer's and gyro setter's instruments
  • barrels completely hollow
  • rear loading door is the later "single lever, quick-acting" type (no dogs)
  • trainer's and gyro setter's bench seat, and hand rails omitted (too thin to print)
These torpedo mounts were the standard World War II-era US Navy torpedo mounts first fit to destroyers of the Benson/Gleaves class beginning in 1937. They continued to be the standard torpedo mount for the following Fletcher (DD-445) class, Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) class, and Gearing (DD-710) class.  These ships mounted either one or two mounts.  Check your references to know how many mounts your model needs.

The Mk.14 and Mk.15 torpedo mounts launched 21-inch diameter Mk.15 torpedoes (not included). The Mk.15 Mount carried a drum-shaped blast shield (click here) installed to protect the operating crew from the gun blasts of a nearby 5"/38 caliber gun and twin 40mm Bofors.  Other than the blast shield, the Mk.14 and Mk.15 Mounts were identical.

From Microworks.com: "In the battles of Vella Gulf and Cape St. George, destroyer attacks using torpedoes [launched from this mount] sank six enemy destroyers without losing a single man, with a fifth (the legendary Shigure) escaping only because a torpedo hitting her rudder failed to explode....U.S. destroyer torpedoes also accounted for the only "dreadnought"-type battleship ever sunk in action by surface launched torpedoes, the Fuso, during the Battle of Surigao Strait."

These 3D-printed acrylic parts are designed to accurately represent features of the actual ship.  These are not 3D-printed copies of Lindberg plastic kit parts and therefore are not the same size and shape.  Some adjustment to your plastic kit's parts or other aftermarket parts such as photoetch may be necessary for best fit.  CA "super glue" will bond this acrylic part to other acrylic parts or your plastic kit's parts.

Click here for cleaning and painting advice.

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