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From time to time I get a chance to document a weapon or sensor unusually thoroughly. Rather than group them with a specific ship set, it seems to make more sense to offer them separately if they are fitted to more than one class.
Air search radar used on a wide variety of frigates, cruisers and battleships
Set SPS49A 7 views of radar in shipping crate on dock, antennae is in two pieces, shows a lot of good detail. Q9 $ 5.25
SPG 60 STIR
Separate Tracking and Illumination Radar, Used on Perry Class Frigates for missile control. Photographed 10/92 by Lee Upshaw
Set SPG60A 6 views , good details all around unit Q9 $ 4.50
Added to surface combatants as needed for defense against small craft.
Set Mk28A 2 views, side and rear, photographed on board DDG-53, 3/97 Q9 $ 1.50
This version adds more capability and is remotely controlled within the ship.
Set DDG91K 17 views, on board details, views of the new Busmaster Mk 25 Mod 2 remotely operated cannon. $ 12.75
The last resort in the event of incoming missiles, this mount tracks both the incoming target and the outgoing projectile, and adjust fire until the two track meet.
Set CIWSA 3 views, front side and foundation on a FFG Q8 $ 2.25
Set CIWSB 15 views, overalls and extreme close-ups , CG mount, great shots of magazine, very suitable for superdetailing. Q9 $ 10.75
Used on large number of World War II warships - combined with the proximity fuse, it was a devastating AA weapn.
Set 40mmMk1A 3 views, 1 overall from front, 2 details of mid part and rear doors. Shot at Fredericksburg, TX
Used on Cruisers (CG-47, CGN) Destroyers (DDG-51,DD-963) and other ships
Set 5"/54Mk45 10 views, all around mount, great details including look inside RH access panel. On board DDG-65, 6/96 Q9 $ 7.50
Large, long ranged Missile used on the USS Long Beach and a few cruiser conversions.
Set RIM8GA 7 views, 2 overall, 1 of data plaque, 4 details of body and fins Q9 $ 5.25
Medium Range Missile used until replaced by the Standard ER, on of the 3 T program (Talos, Terrier,Tartar)
Set RIM2A 5 views. one of data plaque, 4 of missile body Q9 $ 3.75
Small surface to air missile used as the main battery of small combatants, or secondary battery for cruiser size ships
Set RIM24A 3 views, one of date plaque, 2 of missile Q9 $ 2.25
Replacing CIWS on many important units, this is a 24 cell air defense launcher.
Set MK49A , onboard USS Oldendorf, 5 views, 2 overall, 3 details, very clear details Q9 $ 3.75
Set MK49B, on LSD 52 4 views, 2 side views, one closeup, 1 detail rear of launcher, 1 view underneath Q9 $ 3.00
Used on a wide variety of US and other country's warships, this is an 8 cell box launcher
Set Mk29A 3 views, onboard USS Ingersoll (DD-990), front, side from deck, rear from next level. Good, useful views, very clear. Q9 $ 2.25
Postwar successor to the hedgehog, this was a trainable rocket thrower. Some nice views of a rarely seen weapon are in the following set.
Set Weapon Alfa 1 5 views, mount is on display at New York's Intrepid Museum - nice views. Q9 $ 3.75
Widely used on US warships since the 60's, as well as many other nations.
Set TTMk32A 2 views, side and end view, on DDG with RAM applied to tube Q9 $ 1.50
Set TTMk32B 5 views, overall, end, base, instruction plate, mechanism Q9 $ 3.75
Quintuple tube used on World War II era destroyers, these are the blast shielded rear tubes.
Set TTMk15A 3 views, 1 overall from front, 2 details of mid part and rear doors. Shot at Fredericksburg, TX Q9 $ 2.25
Remotely piloted anti submarine helicopter deployed during the 1960's, it was designed to carry a torpedo to target at a cost less than ASROC. Did not prove reliable in US service (half were lost at sea) , and was discontinued. This example is preserved aboard the museum destroyer USS Laffey at Patriots Point, Charleston, SC.
Set DASH A 12 views, all around the helicopter, showing general arrangement and details. Excellent reference. Q9 $ 9.00
Notable as the first unmanned aircraft that has ever had Troops surrender to it…
Set RPV1A 5 views, shots of front, side and tail of vehicle, nice sunny day, excellent detail. Q9 $ 3.75
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