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1/350 Mk.37 Directors, late &quot;square-back&quot; 3d printed

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Scale: 1/350

Set includes 4 directors.

The US Navy Mark 37 Director was used to control the fire of the 5”/38 caliber dual purpose batteries against both aircraft and surface targets, to direct the fire of starshells for the illumination of surface targets and to position the searchlights.  These directors were commonly installed on many classes of US Navy and US Coast Guard ships from World War II through the Vietnam War.  Some ships of the Royal Navy carried this director including the Royal Navy's last battleship, HMS Vanguard.

Unlike the early "square-back" (click here), the late "Square-back" Mk.37 directors featured a shielded, open director captain position (also known as a "Control Officer's Cockpit"), three observation hatches instead of five, and just two telescope port covers, one for the "Pointer" and one for the "Trainer".   Many earlier Mk.37 directors were modified to this configuration.  A set of SPG-25 radar antennas for post-war ships is available separately (click here).

Some destroyers of the Sims, Benson and Gleaves classes were fit with this type of director.  Please check your references to know if this late "square-back" type, or the earlier "angle-back" type (click here) is correct for your Sims, Benson or Gleaves class destroyer model.  Some battleships of the Iowa class were retrofit with a boxier Mk.37 director when modernized in the 1990s (click here).


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Available 1/350 scale Model Monkey Mk.37 Directors:

Mk.37 Directors are known to have been carried by the following ships and classes but check your sources to know for sure which director type you need for your project:
  • HMS Vanguard
  • USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  • USS Enterprise (CV-6) and USS Hornet (CV-8)
  • USS Pennsylvania (rebuilt)
  • USS Maryland (rebuilt)
  • USS Nevada (rebuilt)
  • USS California (rebuilt)
  • USS Tennessee (rebuilt)
  • USS West Virginia (rebuilt)
  • Alaska class
  • Atlanta class
  • Baltimore class
  • Benson class
  • Buckley class
  • Butler class
  • Cleveland class
  • Essex class
  • Fletcher class
  • Garcia class
  • Gearing class
  • Gleaves class
  • Iowa class
  • Montana class
  • North Carolina class
  • Sims class
  • South Dakota class
  • Sumner class
  • many others as well as various auxiliaries

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1-350 Mk.37 Directors.square-back.late (4)
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2.23 x 2.89 x 0.72 cm
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