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Re: Question on US Destroyer Escorts
All of these variations make fruitful topics for conversion. I now have a total of 11 Neptun DEs all depicting real prototypes obtained by swapping 1.1s and 40mm twins and quads. Also, Neptun themselves made at least two versions of some of these models, sometimes with a 1.1 quad and sometimes with a twin 40mm. Look on ebay and you can sometimes find these earlier versions and don't have to convert.
I've been going back to look at my collection of Neptun DE's. A couple of things I've noticed about the models:
1) Evarts (class) is modeled with a twin 40mm aft,
which some of the class did have, but not the Evarts itself which had a quad 1.1in.
2) Buckley (class) early has a quad 1.1in, which is true for some members of the class, like England, although maybe not Buckley.
3) Cannon (class) early has a quad 1.1in, which Canon did not have.
4) Buckley (class) modified with four single 40mm and one twin 40mm. I've seen several photos of modified Buckley class but these but always with a quad 1.1in instead of the twin 40mm.
I have two questions: were there any Canon class with quad 1.1in, and were there any Buckley class with the four single and one twin 40mm? Very few sources admit to the quad 1.1in.