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It depends on timeframe. Alaska, as built, had 4 searchlights around the stack. The wings of the lower bridge were different, and the upper bridge (on the tower) did not wrap all the way around the back of the tower. After trials, Alaska was modified. The lower bridge wings were altered, the upper bridge extended around the back of the tower and the searchlights on the stack reduced to one per side. Guam was completed to the altered standard. Additionally, Guam had the later version of the MK-37 directors with the open mount-captain's position https://www.model-monkey.com/product-page/1-96-mk-37-director-square-back-late-with-cupola
, while Alaska had the earlier style https://www.model-monkey.com/product-page/1-96-mk-37-fire-control-director-post-war
. Both completed with MK-8 radar on the MK-38 directors, but Guam updated to MK-13 prior to leaving the east coast.
I got mine earlier this month from Freetime. It took two tries. The kit seems to be very popular. I am thinking about doing the GUAM since there are not many differences from the ALASKA.
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