1/144 21in Quadruple Torpedo Tube
Surat, Gujarat
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1/144 21in Quadruple Torpedo Tube

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Very High detailed and accurate 1/144 scale 21in Quadruple Torpedo Tube.

The 21-inch torpedo was introduced in the O'BRIEN(DD-51) class of 1912, one of the immediate predecessor classes of the flush-deck four-stackers which began with the CALDWELL (DD 69) class of 1915. Torpedoes were fired from twin tube mounts in the O'BRIEN-class and from triple tube mounts in the CALDWELL-class. The FARRAGUT (DD-348) class of 1933, the first of the new destroyers, was equipped with quadruple tube mounts which remained standard until the BENSON (DD-421)/GLEAVES (DD-423)classes of 1937 when the quintuple tube mounts were introduced. They then became the standard and were also used on the FLETCHER (DD-445) class, ALLEN M. SUMNER (DD-692) class, and GEARING (DD-710) class.

Real scaled from original
Hollowed to saved material
Model unpainted

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