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Scale: 1/192 (1/16 inch = 1 foot)
Set contains 3 separate barrels. Available in acrylic plastic or real metal.
The 16-inch/50 caliber Mark 7 Naval Rifle (cannon) was specifically designed for the Iowa class battleships of the U.S. Navy, and later intended for the even larger Montana class battleships. This was the largest naval gun used operationally by any US Navy warship. The Iowa class carried nine of these weapons, three each among three huge turrets. The Montana class would have carried twelve in four turrets.
Features of this multi-part, scale model kit:
This product is available in real metal.
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These barrels are suitable for models of the following battleships:
- three barrel set, enough to equip one turret
- dimensions scaled from official US Navy blueprints and confirmed by measurements taken from actual gunhouses on the real ships
- the length of the barrels is to the center of the trunnion
- these 3D-printed barrels perfectly match turrets available separately
- BB-61 USS Iowa
- BB-62 USS New Jersey
- BB-63 USS Missouri
- BB-64 USS Wisconsin
- BB-65 USS Kentucky
- BB-66 USS Illinois
- BB-67 USS Montana
- BB-68 USS Ohio
- BB-69 USS Maine
- BB-70 USS New Hampshire
- BB-71 USS Louisiana
Regarding the Mark 7 gun, from Wikipedia: "These guns were 50 calibers long—or 50 times their 16-inch (406 mm) bore diameter which makes the barrels 66.6 feet (20 m) long, from breechface to muzzle. Each gun weighed about 239,000 pounds (108,000 kg) without the breech, or 267,900 pounds (121,517 kg) with the breech. They fired projectiles weighing from 1,900 to 2,700 pounds (850 to 1,200 kg) at a maximum speed of 2,690 feet per second (820 m/s) with a range of up to 24 miles (39 km). At maximum range the projectile spent almost 1½ minutes in flight. Each turret required a crew of 79 men to operate. The turrets themselves cost US$1.4 million each, to which the cost of the guns had to be added."