1/700 Imperial German Navy 28cm/45 (11”) SK L/45 x4 (SMS Von der Tann)
1/700 Imperial German Navy 28cm/45 (11”) SK L/45 x4 (SMS Von der Tann). Highly detailed parts modelled from plans and many photographs as reference. Ideal replacement for the poor quality and inaccurate versions in all available kits.
- Contains x4 Turrets
- Details include: Rivets, Hex Bolts, Armour Panel Lines, Sighting Ports, Rangefinders and Crew Access Ladders
- Barrels are printed separately and can be elevated as desired.
These guns were used to arm Germany’s first “Dreadnought” type battleships and battlecruisers. The battlecruiser Von der Tann used these weapons to sink HMS Indefatigable at the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak).
During World War II these guns were used only as coastal artillery. They were then supplied with a lighter shell with a larger propellant charge for increased range.
Constructed of A tube, two layers of hoops and a jacket. Used the Krupp horizontal sliding wedge breech block.
All German 28 cm guns had an actual bore diameter of 28.3 cm (11.1”).