1/24 USN 5"/54 Caliber Mark 45 Gun Mod 0-2 Kit

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Material: White Natural Versatile Plastic

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Unveiling the Precision-Crafted 1/24 Scale Model of the 127mm 5"/54 Caliber Mark 45 Gun Mod 0-2 KIT

Discover the epitome of naval artillery precision with our 1/24 scale model of the 127mm 5"/54 Caliber Mark 45 Gun Mod 0-2. This meticulously detailed and accurate model captures the essence of the U.S. naval firepower, specifically the Mark 45 lightweight gun mount. Let's explore the features, variants, and current and future operators that make this model a standout in naval modeling.

Features and Variants

Design Overview

The 127mm (5")/54 caliber (Mk 45) lightweight gun mount features a 127mm L54 Mark 19 gun on the Mark 45 mount. The model offers three notable variants:

  • Mod 0: Equipped with a mechanical fuze setter and a two-piece rifled construction.
  • Mod 1: Introduces an electronic fuze setter and unitary construction barrel, doubling the lifespan.
  • Mod 2: An export version of Mod 1, adopted by the U.S. Navy.

Other variants include Mod 3, Mod 4 with a longer 62-caliber barrel for enhanced performance, and a modified flat-panel gun turret to reduce radar signature.

Current Operators

The Mark 45 gun is actively used by naval forces worldwide:

  • Australia: Royal Australian Navy - Anzac-class frigates (Mod 4), Hobart-class destroyer (Mod 4).
  • Denmark: Royal Danish Navy - Absalon-class command and support ships.
  • Greece: Hellenic Navy - Hydra-class frigates (Mod 4).
  • Japan: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force - Atago-class and Akizuki-class destroyers (Mod 4).
  • South Korea: Republic of Korea Navy - Sejong the Great-class and Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyers, Incheon-class frigate (Mod 4).
  • New Zealand: Royal New Zealand Navy - Anzac-class frigates (Mod 2).
  • Spain: Spanish Navy - Álvaro de Bazán-class frigates (Mod 2).
  • Taiwan: Republic of China Navy - Kee Lung-class guided-missile destroyers.
  • Thailand: Royal Thai Navy - Naresuan-class frigates (Mod 2 being upgraded Mod 4).
  • Turkey: Turkish Navy - Salihreis-class, Barbaros-class, Yavuz-class frigates (Mod variants).
  • United States: United States Navy - Ticonderoga-class cruisers (Mod 2, Mod 4 after modernization), Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (Mod 2 for DDG 51–80, Mod 4 for DDG 81–112).

Future Operators

Several nations plan to incorporate the Mark 45 gun:

  • Australia: Royal Australian Navy - Hunter-class frigate (Mod 4).
  • Canada: Royal Canadian Navy - Canadian Surface Combatant (planned).
  • United Kingdom: Royal Navy - Type 26 frigate (Mod 4).
  • India: Indian Navy - Visakhapatnam-class destroyer, Nilgiri-class frigate (Mod 4).

Craftsmanship Details and Material Excellence

Realism in Detailing

This 1/24 scale model is real scaled from the original, ensuring an authentic representation of the Mark 45 gun. The hollowed design not only saves material but also maintains structural integrity.

Material Overview

Crafted from Versatile Plastic (Nylon 12) using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), the model exhibits flexibility in thin sections and robust strength in thicker components. The White finish, with a slightly rough surface and matte texture, provides a canvas for customization.

In conclusion, our 1/24 scale model of the 127mm 5"/54 Caliber Mark 45 Gun Mod 0-2 is a testament to precision, historical accuracy, and material excellence. Whether you're a naval history enthusiast or a modeling aficionado, this model promises to be a centerpiece in your collection. For those desiring a different size or custom part, feel free to reach out. Own a piece of naval history with this extraordinary and unparalleled model.

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