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Questions on USS New Jersey kits for Korea

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Questions on USS New Jersey kits for Korea
Posted by Yellowhammer on Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:48 PM

Hi Everyone,
I'm looking for some info on kits to portray the New Jersey as she looked in her Korean War fit. Does anyone make a kit for the 1950-52 time period? If not would it be possible to convert the WWII version to Korean War? I've been researching on the web some and haven't found a lot of technical details of the changes to the ship from '45 to '50. About all I've found was removal of the 20mm AA and sea planes. I know she got major upgrades prior to Vietnam and the Mideast but not sure what was initially done when she was recommissioned for Korea. My father-in-law served on her during the period and I would like to take a stab at building a reasonably accurate kit. I'm only an average-skilled builder so it won't be perfect. Any comments or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
John

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    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, July 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Yellowhammer

Hi Everyone,
I'm looking for some info on kits to portray the New Jersey as she looked in her Korean War fit. Does anyone make a kit for the 1950-52 time period? If not would it be possible to convert the WWII version to Korean War? I've been researching on the web some and haven't found a lot of technical details of the changes to the ship from '45 to '50. About all I've found was removal of the 20mm AA and sea planes. I know she got major upgrades prior to Vietnam and the Mideast but not sure what was initially done when she was recommissioned for Korea. My father-in-law served on her during the period and I would like to take a stab at building a reasonably accurate kit. I'm only an average-skilled builder so it won't be perfect. Any comments or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
John

The battleships section of NAVSOURCE has a page on the New Jersey.    It includes in the timeline the 1950 to 1953 Korean War period.   Pictures include refit as well as operations.  That would be a good starting point for your research.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 17, 2017 11:05 AM

Next;

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=4683

There's a lot of information here, and it's entertaining.

Right off, it sounds as though the #1 turrets had their optical range finders removed after 1945. Class wide?

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