1/700 Imperial German Navy 10.5cm/40 (4.1") SK L/40 MPL C/04 (Unshielded) x4
1/700 Imperial German Navy 10.5cm/40 (4.1") SK L/40 MPL C/04 (Unshielded) x4. Highly detailed parts modelled from plans and many reference photographs. These guns were used on the SMS Emden & SMS Dresden along with numerous Cruisers and Gunboats.
- Contains x4 Mounts (4 Unshielded)
- Details include: Rivets, Hex Bolts, Handwheels, Operators Rests, accurate Breech Loading, Sighting, Training and Elevation Mechanisms
- Barrel is printed at a set elevation of 0º.
This cruiser primary gun armed SMS Königsberg in 1914. Note that a gun recovered from the ship had uniform-twist rifling (1/30). The weight above was for the 1897 model; the 1904 model weighed 4233lbs (in both cases, including the breech block). Dimensional data are from the 1917 British naval intelligence handbook of German guns, which in turn was taken from captured German data (both the metric data above and the Imperial weight). The C/97 central pivot mounting allowed for an elevation of 30°. Total mounting weight was 4829lbs (again, from captured German data). C/04 was a similar mounting (weight 4938lbs in München and Lübeck and 5225lbs in Leipzig , Fuchs, Danzig and later ships). In each case maximum recoil was 8.3in. Shells were standard for 10.5cm guns; charges varied with gun length.
Shells: originally 18.20kg AP and 18kg HE (L/3.80 and 1/3.89, 715m/sec in both cases);
C/07 17.40kg SAP (L/3.90), 17.50kg HE
(L/3.85), and 14.25kg APC (L/2.77, 890m/sec). The British handbook based on a captured German ammunition text gave: HE nose-fused 1/3.4, HE with internal fuse 1/3.8 (burster 2.58lbs), CI Common nose-fused 1/3.7 (0.77llbs coarse-grained powder instead of HE), and Shrapnel 1/3.0 (burster 0.374lbs black powder).