1/96 Imperial German Navy 10.5 cm/40 (4.1") SK L/40 x1
1/96 Scale Imperial German Navy 10.5 cm/40 (4.1") SK L/40 Gun x1. This is a highly detailed, accurate model created from plans and many reference photos taken in Sydney's Hyde Park. As used on Dresden & Königsberg Class Cruisers and a variety of Gunboats and Coastal Batteries. PLEASE NOTE: This is the version WITHOUT the braces for the shield, this is the unshielded gun. See my store for the shielded version
- Contains x1 Mount
- Details include: Rivets, Hex Bolts, Handwheels, Sighting, Elevation and Training Mechanisms
- Barrel is printed separately and can be elevated as desired
- The Gun comes in 2 Parts and will require some assembly: 1x Mount and 1x Barrel.
This cruiser primary gun armed SMS Königsberg in 1914. Note that a gun recovered from the ship had uniform-twist rifling (L/30). The weight above was for the 1897 model; the 1904 model weighed 4233lbs (in both cases, including the breech block). Dimensional data are from the 1917 British naval intelligence handbook of German guns, which in turn was taken from captured German data (both the metric data above and the Imperial weight). The C/97 central pivot mounting allowed for an elevation of 30°. Total mounting weight was 4829lbs (again, from captured German data). C/04 was a similar mounting (weight 4938lbs in München and Lübeck and 5225lbs in Leipzig, Fuchs, Danzig and
later ships). In each case maximum recoil was 8.3in. Shells were standard for 10.5cm guns; charges varied with gun length.
Shells: originally 18.20kg AP and 18kg HE (L/3.80 and U3.89, 715m/sec in borh cases);
C/07 17.40kg SAP (L/3.90). 17.50kg HE (IJ3.85), and 14.25kg APC (L/2.77, 890m/sec). The British handbook based on a captured German ammunition text gave: HE nose-fused L/3.4, HE with ince.rnal fuse L/3.8 (burtser 2.581bs), Cl Common nose-fused L/3. 7 (0. 771lbs coarse-grained powder instead of HE), and Shrapnel L/3.0 (burster 0.374Ibs black powder).