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82903 1/72 German 280mm K5E Railway Gun Leopold
82903 1/72 German 280mm K5E Railway Gun Leopold

Retail Price: $62.99
Scale: 1/72
Brand: Hobbyboss

Stock Status: In Stock

Product Code: 82903

82903 1/72 German 280mm K5E Railway Gun Leopold

After the NSDAP come to power in 1933 the German military began a major rearmament program and on the list of weapons needed were modern railway guns. In time these were to emerge as the K5(E) and K12(E).
The Leopold had an unconfirmed range of 11 miles. It is fired from a turntable affording a 360 degree traverse. The gun consists of two hydro pneumatic cylinders and a single hydraulic buffer cylinder. A central jack helps support the tremendous weight of the gun and carriage. The German Leopold Gun was the largest weapon, which lobbed shells at American troops at “ Anzio Beach ”. When not firing, the gun was rolled back into the tunnels out of the sight of Allied reconnaissance. Although both guns had been extensively damaged, Allied forces were able to salvage the Leopold and after reconstruction of the railway, moved the gun to Naples for shipment to the United States . The Leopold is currently on display at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen , Maryland.
Item Name German 280mm K5(E) Railway Gun Leopold
Model Dimension Length: 445mm Width: 46.8mm Height:73.2mm
Camouflage Scheme Available in Reichsbahn grey, sand/brown, or sand camouflage
More Features Parts in light grey plastic, in 500mm length railway track for model display