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 Author  Topic: 20mm gun cradle when in the forward (starboard) turret
TheBridge

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Does anyone have details of the cradle used for the 20mm when it was in the forward turret? I need the details for modeling purposes so photos and/or diagrams are what is needed.

NOTE: In all clear photos of the 20mm in the forward turret I have seen, it is NOT the same cradle used for the 20mm on the pedestal (on the stern deck).

Much appreciated!

Bridge


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Oct 4, 2010 - 5:45pm
Wayne Traxel drew a nice set of plans for the MK12 mount some years ago. Maybe he's lurking on the site...?

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Wayne Traxel

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Made this drawing in 2003 and is based on photos and written info provided by Former skipper of PT-156, Rex Anderson and Alex Johnson. Cradel appears different from those found on the Mk-4 and Mk-10 deck mounts. Viewing from the front its shaped like a sturrip on a western saddle. It appears (at least to me) that the Mk-17 mount was increased in length at the top of the mounting to accomodate the length of the gun. The lower portion of the mount is reinforced with triangular gussets and support rails are different. Hope this helps.


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Wayne - excellent work! I appreciate the work it took to develop the details and looks like it is on the money when looking at photos.

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