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Iowa class bridges

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    Prospero Quevedo Active Member

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    I read that some of the Iowa's had different bridges. Just like destroyer's had round, square, high and low bridges. I like the guy who mentioned bridges so low you would knock your head during heavy seas, now that is low. I have the trumpeter Wisconsin and Missouri, they look completely identical, I'm not sure if that's right. I know a lot of ships in a class would have change's or modifications. Longer or shorter structures, higher or lower gun platforms moved or added or eliminated. Thanks for your time
     
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    The Missouri & Wisconsin bridges were the same, as they were the last two completed. Their bridges were different from the first two, Iowa & New Jersey. When Iowa & New Jerseywent in for refits, their "open bridges" were enclosed, bringing them inline with the Wisonsin & Missouri.

    I'll go into more detail later, am at work.
     
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    Thanks for the i
    Thanks for the information have a good day
     
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    Iowa Bridge as originally completed, New Jersey was similar.
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    New Jersey bridge as originally enclosed, Iowa was similar.
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    New Jersey bridge at end of war.
    New Jersey bridge 1945.jpg
     
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    Wisconsin's bridge as constructed and throughout the war.
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    Missouri's bridge during her shakedown cruise in August, 1944.
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    Thanks this is great
     
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    One unique feature of Iowa, although it may not show up on a model; she was fitted to serve as a fleet flagship, and the lowest conning tower level, just above #2 turret, had vision slits to serve as the fleet commander's station. This is why Iowa had only 20mm guns on #2 where her sisters had the higher and bulkier quad 40mm which would have blocked the view.

    I've never been able to find out what that lower conning tower space was used for on the other three ships.
     
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    Thanks for your info
     

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