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Re: Pre-war Benson class DD
Yes it can. Both are sisterships. The Benson DD-421(commissioned 7/25/1940) and the Lansdale DD-426 (commissioned on 9/17/1940). According to my references with it's photos they were very similiar. However they didn't have radar yet . Also they were supposed to have 4 -.50 machine guns for close range AA defense. They may have 6 of them instead.
Both were painted in Standard Navy Gray No.5 with #20 deck gray at the time of commissioning.Hope this helps.
Just snagged a Dragon 1/350 USS Benson 1940. Would it be possible to make an as-built Lansdale out of the box?
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