1/144 Imperial German Navy 8.8cm/45 (3.46") SK L/45 x1

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1/144 Imperial German Navy 8.8cm/45 (3.46") SK L/45 Gun x1. This is a highly detailed, accurate model created from plans and many reference photos. Used on Nassau, Helgoland, Kaiser, König, Von der Tann, Moltke, Seydlitz, Derfflinger & Blücher.

  • Contains x1 Mount
  • Details include: Rivets, Hex Bolts, Handwheels, Sighting, Elevation and Training Mechanisms
  • Barrel is printed separately and can be elevated as desired up to maximum of 25º.
  • The Gun comes in 2 Parts and will require some assembly: 1x Mount and 1x Barrel.

A series of weapons with similar performance that were used as anti-torpedo boat guns on pre-dreadnoughts, main guns on torpedo boats and destroyers and later developed into Germany’s first AAA gun. The Flak L/45 was also used to replace some of the 8.8 cm/35 anti-torpedo boat guns on older warships.

During the 1920s these guns were used as an interim measure on the Panzerschiffe Deutschland and on light cruisers until the new 8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 gun was available, with most ships being refitted by 1939.

During the 1930s surviving guns were modified to take the same ammunition as was used in the 8.8 cm/45 (3.4”) SK C/30 and then had the same performance as did that gun.