J&D Productions Kits
Reviewed by Timothy Dike
The Mk 51 was the standard on board gun director for WW2. It was used to control the 40 mm gun mounts on everything from Carriers to Destroyers and escorts. Early on it was also used to control 1.1" quad machine guns, and could even control a 5"38 gun for close range targets.
J&D Productions has produced this director in 1/96 scale for use on your scratchbuilt ship(s). The director  assembly consists of five parts all cast in soft metal and with hardly even a trace of flash. They will require only a minimal amount of cleanup before they are ready to assemble. The detail is quite nice and the parts are easily recognizable. While I don't build in this scale, I like having larger examples of various ship fitting like this for reference and to help me detail the parts that come most of today's kits.
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The kit comes with a single page instruction sheet that include a step by step approach to each part. Each part is identified and clearly shown making it very to build.
Additional info about these directors can be found on the USS Texas webpage and the  Navweaps.com site

A simple kit to build, this is item #JD-05, with a price: $5.00. Click the logo to go to the J&D Productions website to see their full line of products and services

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