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Contains 3 barrels, enough for one triple turret.
- Strike Models 1/144 USS Iowa BB-61
- Strike Models 1/144 USS Montana BB-67
This design is available is several different materials. Stong and Flexible Plastic is very economical when compared to other materials, is completely waterproof, and lightweight, perfect for Radio Control models. It's detail is softer than other material (surface details will print thicker), print lines will be noticeable, it is not easily sandable, and it requires paints intended specifically for nylon. For static display models where surface smoothness is important, please chose one of the Frosted Detail acrylic plastics. Frosted Detail plastic is made of acrylic, is more brittle, but its surface is smoother and detail is crisper. Frosted Detail plastics cut and sand easily.
These barrels were scaled from official US Navy drawings.
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These barrels are suitable for:
The 16"/50 cal. three-gun turret (more properly called a "gunhouse") was specifically designed for the Iowa class battleships of the U.S. Navy, and later intended for the even larger Montana class battleships, mounted three 16-inch/50 caliber Mark 7 naval rifles. This was the largest naval turret and gun used operationally by any US Navy warship. The Iowa class carried three of these huge turrets. The Montana class would have carried four.
- 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."