|The 5"/25 Caliber Dual Purpose gun mount was the first
US secondary gun designed for use against aircraft and surface targets.
The gun could be elevated to an extremely high angle to offer protection
against dive bombers. These guns were installed on the old Battleships,
and the Treaty Cruisers from the mid 20's up to 1940 when the 5"/38 cal
became available. These mounts could be distinguished by their shorter
barrel and massive breach and by the distinctive fuse setter rack mounted
on the left rear of the platform.
Don Preul has is well known for his scratchbuilt ships. Most of the
parts on them are scratchbuilt, since many items are not commercially available.
Fortunately for 1/96 scale scratch builders Don now offers may of those
items he has scratchbuilt through J&D Productions. This gun is one
such offering being cast from the the very same masters that have been
used on his other projects