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Scale: precisely 1/302
Set includes 2 mounts (turrets).
Recommended for the classic Revell 1/302 scale USCG Cutter Roger B. Taney.
The Treasury class, high-endurance, United States Coast Guard Cutter Roger B. Taney WHEC-37 served from 1936 to 1986 and is now preserved as museum ship at Baltimore, Maryland. Throughout her lengthy 50-year career of active service, she was variously fit with one, two or four 5"/38 cal. Mk.30 Mod.60 single mounts. This set provides two mounts. If you are building Roger B. Taney as she appeared in late World War Two, please purchase 2 sets (4 mounts total) to complete your model.
Among naval historians, the US Navy 5"/38 caliber gun is considered the best intermediate-caliber, dual purpose naval gun of World War II. This type was installed on several classes of destroyers, destroyer escorts, auxiliaries such as Currituck class seaplane tenders, Coast Guard cutters, as well as the battleship USS Idaho BB-42 and the nuclear-powered cruiser USS Long Beach CGN-9.
The "Lightweight" or "Single Knuckle" version was normally placed in locations where roof reinforcement was not required. The late version, reproduced here, appeared sometime after 1942, had no stiffeners on the front of the gunhouse and additional fasteners on access hatches. An alarm bell was often fitted to the rear of the mount.
This multi-part, unassembled model kit can be made rotatable and the gun can be positioned at any elevation.
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- an asymmetrical gunhouse (turret)
- accurately offset gun opening
- accurately offset barrel (when looking at the front of the turret, the barrel should align to the RIGHT side of the opening)
- detailed turret bottom supporting structure
- rear vent and alarm bell