1/72 Imperial German Navy 5.2cm/55 (2.05") SK L/55 x1
1/72 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.
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.