1/100 Imperial German Navy 5.2cm/55 (2.05") SK L/55 x1

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1/100 Imperial German Navy 5.2cm/55 (2.05") SK L/55 x1. Highly detailed model of this gun that was used on the SMS Emden & SMS Dresden along with numerous Torpedo Boats.

  • Contains x1 Mount
  • Details include: Rivets, Hex Bolts, accurate Breech Loading, Sighting & Elevation Mechanisms and Operators Shoulder Rest
  • Barrel is printed at a set elevation of 0º.


HISTORICAL DATA
This semi-automatic gun was introduced to replace the 5cm/40. It served as a cruiser secondary weapon, ca 1905 and Torpedo boat primary weapon, superseding the 5cm/40. This gun was characterised as a 4pdr. It had a semi­automatic vertical sliding breech mechanism somewhat like char of Hotchkiss guns, which were its near-equivalent in other fleets. The standard mounting was MPL C/03. Data are partly from British intelligence handbooks, and are presumably approximate only.

In 1908 Krupp was reportedly working on an automatic 5.2cm gun, but never appeared.

 

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