|The searchlight has been an essential piece of equipment for warships of every navy since the end on the 19th Century. The Imperial Japanese Navy probably made
the best use of it at the start of World War Two in night action against the allies. The USN did not rely on the searchlight as much as the Japanese but they were still
used. Black Cat Models as come to the side of USN modelers to shine the light on USN searchlights. Black Cat has produced two sets of USN searchlights, the
24-inch and the 36-inch. This is the superb 36-inch USN searchlight in 1:350 scale. I don't see how Ben does such fine work in his resin castings. You get four of
these beautiful works of art in set Black Cat Models set AC350022. Just look at the fine detail shown in these photographs. The equipment boxes have the
individual cables from downward from them. The lens frame stands cleanly in the middle of the light. Each hand rung stands out from the searchlight. The detail
seems to go on and on. As with all Black Cat Models' products, the Black Cat USN 36-inch searchlight is highly recommended.