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spontoon04 Nov 2019 1:52 p.m. PST


I'm building a model of my Dad's ship, HMS Cossack, the 1944 one. My research shows that British destroyers often had unique distribution of their light AA weapons. Does anyone know of a site that would show or tell where the various light AA weapons were located on individual ships?

JimDuncanUK04 Nov 2019 2:09 p.m. PST

Plenty of info here:


and here:


Sundance04 Nov 2019 2:34 p.m. PST

Also search for a ship association.

BuckeyeBob04 Nov 2019 2:37 p.m. PST
JimDuncanUK04 Nov 2019 2:43 p.m. PST
Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Nov 2019 12:04 p.m. PST

Most of the "C" class war destroyers had a manually operated single 20mm in each bridge wing, a twin 40mm on a platform midway between the funnel and X mount, and two single 2pdrs on a platform directly abaft the funnel. Later units substituted a pair of single 40mm for the 2pdrs.

spontoon07 Nov 2019 3:18 p.m. PST

To : Virtual Scratchbuilder. Thanks for the info. AS I said I am attempting to build a model of my Dad's ship. HMS Cossack, "Co" class destroyer from 1944 to 1948. I bought the Atlantic Models HMS Constant kit which is a 1950-ish format so I ahve to retro-fit it a bit. Take out the Squid launcher, and replace D/C rails and throwers, and replace the original AA armament. My dad mentioned " Bofors" and "Pom-poms" but he tended to use the terms interchangeably. He was an Engine Room Artificer, so not really au fait with the armament! I met another bloke from the Cossack of the same time, but he was a Torpedo/Electrics AB, so also not really au fait with which guns were where. The model comes with four Bofors, So I guess I can add some Oerlikons and Pom-poms to it! Thanks to all repliers!

spontoon07 Nov 2019 3:23 p.m. PST

AND! There are lots of marvelous pictures of HMS Cossack (D57) online, but do you think a single one shows the AA platform abaft the Funnel clearly!?

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2019 11:42 p.m. PST

2pdrs are 40mm pom poms. Bofors are 40mm but they are totally different so he could mean exactly what he said, both.

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