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1/350 HMS Furious 18&quot;/40 (45.7cm) MKI Gun x1 3d printed 1/350 HMS Furious 18&quot;/40 (45.7cm) MKI Gun x1

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1/350 HMS Furious 18"/40 (45.7cm) MKI Gun x1

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Product Description
1/350 Scale HMS Furious 18"/40 (45.7cm) MKI Gun x1. This is a highly detailed and accurate model created using plans and reference photographs.

Details include:
  • 1x Turret
  • Open Rangefinder Ports, Rivets, Hex Nuts and Hatch
  • Highly detailed and accurate part
  • Barrel printed separately and can be angled up to 30º max

Historical Data:
These guns were designed to arm HMS Furious, which was a modified version of the Courageous class of "Large Light Cruisers" built during World War I. The two ships in the Courageous class were fitted with four 15"/42 (38.1 cm) Mark I guns in two twin mounts, but these were replaced on HMS Furious with two 18"/40 (45.7 cm) guns in single mounts. These three ships were designed with the intention that they would be able to force their way through the Baltic Narrows in support of lighter forces as part of an invasion of nothern Germany. In reality, these ships were so weakly protected that they were nearly useless. As a result, all three ships were converted to aircraft carriers shortly after the end of World War I.

A total of three 18" (45.7 cm) guns were built by the Armstrong Works at Elswick, the only manufacturer capable of making such large weapons. These guns were designated as "15 inch B" during their design and construction in an effort to hide their true size. In many respects the construction of these guns resembled that for the 15"/42 (38.1 cm) Mark I. The mountings were essentially 15" (38.1) Mark I turrets adapted to take a single 18" (45.7 cm) rifle but were modified in that they used sighting ports in the glacis plate rather than sighting hoods on the turret roof as in earlier designs.

These were the largest guns ever fitted to a warship with the exception of the 46 cm (18.1") guns built twenty years later for the Japanese Yamato class battleships. Only one 18"/40 (45.7 cm) gun was actually installed on HMS Furious and gun trials with it were carried out in July 1917. These trials showed that this lightly-built ship could not handle the overpressures generated and so the gun was removed and Furious was converted to an aircraft carrier. It was then planned to use the three guns in coastal defense batteries but this was quickly changed to mount them afloat on monitors in fixed mountings. Two of these monitors saw service during World War I and one of these, HMS General Wolfe, engaged a railroad bridge at Snaeskerke, four miles (6.5 km) south of Ostende, Belgium, on 28th September 1918 at a range of 36,000 yards (32,920 m), the longest range at which a Royal Navy vessel has ever fired upon an enemy. General Wolfe fired a total of 81 rounds against enemy targets while Lord Clive fired an additional four rounds. The war ended before the third monitor, Prince Eugen, could be converted.

After the monitors were scrapped following the end of the war, the 18" (45.7 cm) guns were used for various testing purposes. Gun number 1 was used at Silloth for cordite proofing tests in 1920 and afterwards converted to a 16" (40.6 cm) design between 1921 and 1924 for use as a prototype for the 16"/45 (40.6 cm) Mark I guns destined for the Nelson class. It was then used for various trials until 1942 when it was sent to Woolwich where it remained until scrapped in 1947. The other two weapons were also used for experimental testing, one at Shoeburyness and one at Yantlet on Grain Island. These two guns were sold for scrap in 1933. It is a myth that any of these weapons were used as part of the defenses at Singapore.

As mentioned above, the design of these guns generally resembled that of the 15"/42 (38.1 cm) Mark I but with a relatively small breech ring. Construction consisted of inner A tube, A tube, wire-winding, B tube, jacket, shrunk on collar and breech ring. Over 200 miles (325 km) of 0.25 x 0.06 in (0.635 x 1.52 cm) of high-tensile steel wire was used. The Welin breech block used on these guns differed in that the Vicker's "pure couple" mechanism used on the 15" (38.1 cm) gun was replaced with the Elswick short arm mechanism for reasons of reducing "slam" as the breech closed. In this design, the breech screw withdrew through the carrier, which complicated the locking action. However, this mechanism was fast-acting, with about three seconds being needed to open or close the breech.

Cleaning Information
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain.  It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.

Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.  
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts.
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What's in the box:
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1/350 HMS Furious 18"/40 (45.7cm) MKI Gun x1
Dimensions:
3.53 x 3.92 x 1.42 cm
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