1/700 USS Portland CA-33 Aft Gun Tubs, 1942 3d printed

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1/700 USS Portland CA-33 Aft Gun Tubs, 1942 3d printed
1/700 USS Portland CA-33 Aft Gun Tubs, 1942 3d printed

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1/700 USS Portland CA-33 Aft Gun Tubs, 1942

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Scale: 1/700

Recommended to help build USS Portland CA-33 as the ship appeared in 1942 from:
 
This set of four Aft 20mm Oerlkon Gun Tubs (splinter shielding) helps convert your 1/700 scale USS Indianapolis model kit to one of the US Navy's most decorated warships, USS Portland CA-33 as she appeared during crucial Pacific battles fought during the summer of 1942, Coral Sea and Midway.

Click here for a USS Indianapolis to USS Portland conversion tutorial.

This part has been designed to be adapted to any 1/700 USS Indianapolis kit.  Depending on which plastic kit you own, some modification to this part and/or the kit's parts will be necessary for best fit.  Acrylic plastic is very brittle.  Care is advised during adjustment.

Features:
  • Turret Three 20mm Oerlikon tub designed to conform to the turret's roof
  • smaller 20mm Oerlikon tubs compliment the Aft Superstructure (available separately) and straddle it 
  • large, boxy splinter shield for two 20mm Oerlikons placed on the fantail
 
Click here for cleaning and painting advice.

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Model Monkey USS Portland CA-33 (1942) conversion parts:
 
From Wikipedia: "USS Portland (CL/CA–33), the lead ship of her class of cruiser, was the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city of Portland, Maine.[1] Launched in 1932, she saw a number of training and goodwill cruises in the interwar period. In World War II, she saw extensive service beginning at the 1942 Battle of Coral Sea, where she escorted the aircraft carrier Yorktown and picked up survivors from the sunken carrier Lexington. She screened for Yorktown again in the Battle of Midway, picking up her survivors as well. She then supported the carrier Enterprise during the initial phase of the Guadalcanal Campaign later that year, and was torpedoed during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. The torpedo inflicted heavy damage which put her out of action for six months as she was repaired in Sydney, Australia and later San Diego, California.

"Returning to action in mid-1943, she saw action in many of the major campaigns of the Pacific War, conducting shore bombardments in support of campaigns at the Aleutian IslandsGilbert and Marshall IslandsMariana Islands, and New Guinea. She was involved in the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, engaging Japanese ships in the decisive Battle of Surigao Strait. She then conducted shore bombardments at Lingayen Gulf and Corregidor Island, and in 1945 supported landings during the Battle of Okinawa until the end of the war.

"Following World War II, Portland accepted the Japanese surrender in the Caroline Islands and then undertook several Operation Magic Carpet cruises to bring U.S. troops home. She was decommissioned in 1946 and scrapped by 1962. In her extensive service she accrued 16 battle stars, making her one of the most decorated ships in the U.S. fleet."
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