• Trumpeter 1/35 German Railway Gun K5(E) Leopold

    002071:35 Germany 280mm K5(E) LeopoldFor German Panzer Division France 1941/ Italy 1944Length: 460.5 mm Width: 84.7mm Height:103mmTotal Parts: 1140pcsMetal Parts: Rail chainPhoto Etched Parts: For (chimney brace frame) grillsMore Features: Engine detail Although from the mid-19th century people started considering imparting mobility to large caliber artillery pieces by placing them on special railway mountings, it was WWI that gave the impetus to making the railway gun an important part of many European armories. The advantages of railway guns were to quickly concentrated and dispersed as necessary, and by rapid changes of position they could deliver long range harassing fire and remain undetected. By 1918 the railway gun was in use by nearly all the major combatants and among them Germany was the major country with this powerful armament. But after 1918 the Treaty commissions scrapped all the German railway artillery. After the NSDAP came to power in 1933 the German military began a major rearmament program and on the list of weapons needed were modern railway guns. Before 1933 a great deal of theoretical work had been carried out on future railway guns but it was not until 1934 that the first practical work began on two new designs. In time these were to emerge as the K5 (E) an...

    • Brand: Trumpeter
    • ASIN: B000BMYTFY

  • Railway Guns of World War II (New Vanguard)

    World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns initially deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development program saw the introduction of a number of new classes, including the world's largest, the 80cm-caliber Schwerer Gustav and Schwerer Dora guns, which weighed in at 1,350 tons and fired a huge 7-ton shell. This book provides an overview of the types of railway guns in service during World War II, with a special focus on the German railway artillery used in France, Italy, and on the Eastern Front, analyzing why railway guns would largely disappear from use following the end of the war.

    • Brand: Osprey
    • ASIN: 1472810686

  • Hobby Boss German 80cm K(E) Railway Gun 'Dora' Vehicle Model Building Kit

    1/72 Hobby Boss Dora 80cm K(E) Railway Rail Gun Plastic Model Kit

    • Brand: Hobby Boss
    • ASIN: B0040QD2SM

  • Hobby Boss 280mm K5(E) Railway Gun Leopold Vehicle Model Building Kit

    The Krupp K5 series were consistent in mounting a 21.5 metres (71 ft) long gun barrel in a fixed mounting with only vertical elevation of the weapon. This gondola was then mounted on a pair of 12-wheel bogies designed to be operated on commercial and military rails built to German standards. This mounting permitted only two degrees of horizontal traverse. The carriage had to be aligned on the rails first, with only minimal fine leveling capable once halted. Hence the gun could only fire at targets tangential to an existing railway track.To track targets needing greater traverse either a curved length of railway was used with the gun shunted backwards or forwards to aim; a cross-track was laid with the front bogie turned perpendicular to the rest of the gun and moved up and down the cross-track to train the weapon; or for 360 degree traverse, the so-called "Vogele Turntable" could be constructed, consisting of a raised rail section (the "firing bed") carrying the gun, running on a circular track with a central jack to raise the gun during traverse and to take some of the enormous weight.The main barrel of the K5 is 283 mm (11.1 in) in calibre (caliber), and is rifled with twelve 7 mm (0.28 in) grooves. These were originally 10 mm (0.39 in) deep, but were shallowed to rectify crack...

    • Brand: Hobby Boss
    • ASIN: B001A5JLLI

  • MRC MODEL POWER BIG THUNDER RAILWAY GUN CAR ho scale

    NEVER been run! Will work with other HO gauge trains.

    • Brand: MRC
    • ASIN: B079VTXSTT
    • UPC: 665570245727

  • German Railroad Guns in Action - Armor No. 15

    Armor #15

    • Brand: Brand: Squadron/Signal Publications
    • ASIN: 0897470486

  • 1/72 MT58 German railway gun K5 (E) "Leopold" w / figures

    Ship to Japan

    • Brand: Hasegawa
    • ASIN: B00W4TC7AQ