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Re: Hornet (CV-8) question
Mk 51 Directors were not available for installation until July 1942. I donít have photos to back it up, but the logical director ďavailableĒ for USS HORNETís quad 1.1-in mounts is the Mk 44 directors.
At the time of the Midway battle, what did Hornet carry to control her 1.1" guns? The instructions for the 1/350 Trumpeter kit has what looks like Mk. 51 directors. I have looked at Navsource and other images and each time the directors are covered in canvas. Just looking at the size of the canvas I want to say they are Mk.44 directors. Were the Mk. 44's replaced with Mk. 51's prior to Midway? Does anyone have either better images or know out right what she carried during Midway? Thanks.
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