1/600 German Kriegsmarine 12.7cm/45 (5") SK C/34 Guns x5

  • $13.50
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1/600 German Kriegsmarine 12.7cm/45 (5") SK C/34 Guns x5. These are highly detailed parts based on plans and photographs to make these the most accurate 12.7 cm/45 (5") SK C/34 Guns available (these aren't the old 3D Models lifted from the German Naval Guns book as they are very inaccurate & contain little detail – see the difference between the actual photographs and renders in the same book!).

  • 5x Mounts
  • Highly detailed and accurate parts, plans and photographic reference
  • Barrels are set at 0º elevation
  • Details include Hex nuts, open sighting ports, Non-slip Pattern on footplates, Training/Elevation Apparatus and Receivers


HISTORICAL DATA
A low-angle weapon intended for surface action, this gun armed all of the German destroyers built before the start of World War II and a few war-built ones. There was also a twin mount planned for the never-built Type XI U-boats (U-Kreuzer).

At least eight of these guns were exported to Greece for arming the destroyers of the Vasilevs Georgios class.

Early guns were bored-out versions of the 10.5 cm/55 (4.1”) SK C/28. The production guns were constructed of a loose barrel, jacket and breech end piece with a vertical sliding breech block.

Some of these guns were still in service as of 2003 in coastal defense units in Norway.

All German 12.7 cm guns had an actual bore diameter of 12.8 cm (5.04 in).

 

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