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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:22 pm 
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As far as I can recall, all BUCKLEY class DEs completed without the fantail 20-mm guns installed prior to about late 1943 or early 1944. "Most" BUCKLEY's had a quad 1.1-in mount instead of a twin 40-mm mount (only DE-53 and DE-153 were delivered with a twin 40-mm mount). Likely she had the extra 20-mm guns added prior to going to the Pacific.

USS HARMON (DE-678) was commissioned (31 August 1943) in Ms 22, but was repainted in Ms 21 when she went to the Pacific (November 1943).


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:22 pm 
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Cheers Rick; that's huge.
One small quibble: according to Navsource, Harmon was commissioned on the August date you give but in 1943 rather than 1944.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:52 pm 
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Duh ... My bad, too big a rush (dinner was calling). Both dates should be 1943. I'll go and correct them.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:04 am 
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Reviving this dormant CASF thread

I'm actually building ex-Bowers APD-40, which was a Buckley-class before her conversion in 1945.

Accordingly, some of the Buckleys eventually had Mk.52 fire control and had the Mk.26 radar directors replacing the Direction Rangefinder starting in the summer of 1944.

Was there any 1/350 part made for this Mk.26/Mk.52 radar director -- either aftermarket or as a standard part of a plastic kit?
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Just opened the 5 Star USS England PE set. Bought this to eliminate the marginal moulded arbors on the aft bulkheads. The set was very reasonable for the amount of PE. I'll post pics as things progress.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:40 am 
Hi,

would anyone be able to help me with plans or drawings for the USS Gantner (APD-42) please? Richard Sliwka made a great model as seen on this site based on the ISW USS Lloyd APD kit. Plans of that ship (even the model drawings) or any similar in the APD class would be of great help, thanks.
I'm really struggling to find anything on the internet!

Many thanks for any help.

Simon


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:40 am 
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https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/aaminis ... t7371.html

http://www.motionmodels.com/ships/dd/buckley.html

https://www.ussslater.org/history/dehis ... uckley.jpg

Squadron signal destroyer escorts in action has some info but very few measurements. But is has a birds view perspective for the buckley class before and after change to APD...

Maybe in this book too: http://destroyerhistory.org/de/buckleyclass/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:19 pm 
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Simon, send me your email address so I can send you what I have as I'm slowly converting a lindberg 1/300 rudderow de into a apd.


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I'm little stumped here trying to figure out the original Buckley ( and Reuben James ) bridge layout. They lasted only few months but hopefully there are some good close ups in existence or plan views that would allow for it's reconstruction. Photos I have been taken from too far off or at the "wrong' angle...:)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Darius,

You want views of BUCKLEY (DE-51) as completed? I have a couple of images dated 24 April 1943. I can't post them right now (I'm on the road), but I maybe able to E-Mail them to you. I don't have your E-Mail address with me, so I will send an E-Mail PM via Modelwarships forum. Reply to me and I'll see if I can send from the motel.

Rick E Davis


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Thanks Rick. PM send.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:58 am 
Is there a USS Loeser DE-680 Resin Model. ??


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jerryd wrote:
Is there a USS Loeser DE-680 Resin Model. ??


Yes there is - if you insist on building in resin that is! Iron Shipwright has a 1/350 model kit for USS Rudderow. The only change you will have to make is replacing the main armament of the two turrets by 3 inch guns without turrets.

But if you are looking for any model kit then the most obvious choice is to get the Trumpeter 1:350 kit of USS England DE635, which is a Buckley class just like USS Looser (sorry, Loeser...). And if you fancy a larger model then you could try to find the older Monogram or Revell kits of USS Buckley, scale 1/249. In 1/700 you have the kits from Niko and Pit-road, the former in resin and the latter in polystyrene, both of Buckley.

Question answered?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Jerry,

For what timeframe do you wish to build a model of USS LOESER (DE-680)?


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