Scale: 1/28


Set includes 2 machingun models.


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​This pair of models represents the LMG 08/15 "Spandau" machineguns used as fixed, forward-aimed, synchronized firing weapons fit to the famous Fokker Dr.I Triplane, Fokker D.VII and other German fighters of World War I. 


Officially known as the "LMG 08/15", this weapon was manufactured at the Spandau Arsenal located in the western-most borough of Berlin, Germany.  It is the arsenal's stamped name on the gun from which the gun's "Spandau" nickname comes.


The LMG 08/15 machinegun was a lighter-weight refinement of the earlier "Infantrie Machinen Gewehr 08" (IMG 08), but intended specifically for use in aircraft.  The IMG 08 was a development of the "Machinen Gewehr  08" (MG 08) which entered German military service in 1908.  The MG 08 was a development of the Maxim 08 first accepted by the German military in 1898. 


The LMG 08/15 weighs 26 pounds, less than half the weight of its 57 pound predecessor. 


Specifications reported by "The Vintage Aviator":

  • Caliber: 7.92 mm x 57 mm.
  • Muzzle velocity: 2,821 feet per second.
  • Sighting range: 2,200 yards.
  • Rate of fire: 400-500 rounds per minute synchroniser and engine speed dependent
  • Length (overall): 46 inches.
  • Barrel length: 28.35 inches.
  • Weight: 26 pounds.


A 3D-printed ammunition bin is available separately.


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1/28 Fokker Dr.I and D.VII "Spandau" LMG 08/15 Machineguns

SKU: 28-Spandau-2

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