1/150 French Navy 100mm/45 (3.9") CAD Mle 1937 Guns x3. Modelled from plans and using known dimensions to create a highly detailed version of these guns that never made it into service. These were to be used on the Battleship Alsace and the Heavy Cruiser De Grasse.
- 3x Mountings, each with 2 separate barrels and can be angled as desired up to a maximum of 90º
- Accurate Rivet and Hex nut placement
- Crew Access Ladders, Sighting Port Hatches, Periscope Tower, Venting and Access Hatches
The Model 1930 as a mid-range anti-aircraft gun, replacing some of the unsuccessful 152 mm DP guns
on the Richelieu class battleships. Also used on the Heavy Cruiser Algérie. Used an autofretted barrel and a semi-automatic breech mechanism. Loading was by spring-powered rammers. These guns were in a single cradle and fired fixed ammunition.
The Model 1937 was an enclosed mounting with the Model 1933 guns individually sleeved and did not enter service use. This was originally designed for small minesweeping sloops and had two pusher hoists per gun, one for ASu and one for AA, which turned with the mounting. Weight given above is for the original design which was for small warships and had 4 mm plating. Mountings for the battleships would have had 30 mm plating and larger servo-motors.
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.
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