|The Mk 56 Director was primary post war gun director for
the 3" 50 cal automatic gun. Built around a MK35 Radar this director could
locate airborne targets in any weather and track them automatically. These
directors were common on ships up into the cold war period when more modern
tracking systems began to come online.
If you plan on building a 1/96 scale Salem or one of her sisters, you will need four of these. The detail is very impressive, with nut/bolt and hatch detail that will really stand out. The turret and base are cast resin with all the other parts being cast metal. The elevating mechanism is well done and these parts will only need a minimum of cleanup..