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1:32 scale 16" gun turret

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Now this is just too neat. While surfing the web, looking for information on the Iowa class, I stumbled upon this, a US Navy department bureau of ordnance drawing, dated 1937, of the 16" Mark VI gun. The original file was quite large, so this is reduced in size considerably.

 

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Back in 1997 I spent several days on the USS Kidd and the USS Alabama measuring and photographing 40mm quad mounts.  I got the drawing of the base and some other components started and figured that the Ordnance drawings of a twin mount would help with the upper parts but the project is alas unfinished.  Invariably I miss some vital dim which blocks progress.

 

I’d probably need to put in a month of living on site and drawing up every evening to get a full set of drawings and I don’t have the time for that, particularly as I don’t think there are any quad mounts in Europe.

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Yea, for something like you were attempting, lots of very accurate drawings/data would probably come in very handy. The beauty of my project is that I'm basically just concerned with overall proportions, as the details will sort of take care of themselves.

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Kev, I heard back from my club member. He did do an Iowa class turret. He used drawings from Floating Drydock, 1/96 scale, plans # PBBB61-1 if he remembers right. That's the Iowa (BB-61).

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15 hours ago, LSP_Ray said:

Kev, I heard back from my club member. He did do an Iowa class turret. He used drawings from Floating Drydock, 1/96 scale, plans # PBBB61-1 if he remembers right. That's the Iowa (BB-61).

 

Interesting. I'll have to look into that, as well as ordering the ships plans for the turret from the national archives, which I'd just love to see.

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3 hours ago, firefly7 said:

Hi Kevin, if you need them, i can go to the USS New Jersey & take pictures for you. Wonderfull model you are creating.  Ruben.

 

That would be excellent. I'll PM you with the specifics I'm looking for. Thanks a bunch.

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