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Re: Miles better than those models
They rode high because the models had to be "seaworthy" as they were manned and would be sailing on a lake or lagoon.
But they did skimp on the details. Seems they did not budget a great deal of funds for the models.
Kirk Douglas, ex-USN, tried to tell Preminger that the models didn't look right--too high in the water. But no one could tell Preminger anything, ever.
DD 298 that was in PH during the raid and rushes out to sea had a normal size A turret and B turret was hugely oversized. I am guessing that was a prop turret to hide post war armament and provide the 1941 look.
The actual ship is USS Philip (DD-498) and I see that by 1961 B turret was gone.
Found a pic see here
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