Voyager Model 1/700
US Navy 5" Gun barrels

Reviewed by Timothy Dike
Voyager Models has some new 1/700 detail sets. This one is a CNC Machined barrel replacement for your US Navy 5" guns. This one is a perfect replacement for the plastic secondary guns on the new Trumpeter/Pit-Road Baltimore class heavy cruisers. They can also be used on any other US Navy ship with 5" 38 cal guns from Destroyers and Cruisers to Battleships and Aircraft Carriers.
The kit includes 10 brass barrels and blast bags. The barrels are precisely machined using CNC lathes to ensure accuracy and consistency. They include a mounting pin and are center drilled to achieve that hollow look. How the heck do you do that in this scale? These barrels are so fine that I had problems just picking them up and getting decent pics of them. The blast bags are cast resin and will need to be drilled out to accept the barrels. 
Note the Skywave plastic 5" barrels in the last image below for comparison. If you need 8" gun barrels for those main guns on that Baltimore or other CA's then check these out!
The instructions are basic but show you how to drill out the blast bags for the gun barrels.

These are really amazing little barrels and they will really enhance your 700 scale ships! They are a great improvement over the heavy plastic ones included in today's kits and even those found in the best resin kits. These are listed on the Pacific Front website as Voyager US Navy 5-Inch Brass Barrels w/Blast Bags for $14.00 a great price! In a word WOW! Bravo Voyager Model!