Scale: 1/400

Set includes 6 turrets (2 "command turrets" with rangefinder hoods, 4 without hoods).

Recommended for (among others):

  • Airfix 1/400 scale Bismarck -or- Tirpitz
  • Heller 1/400 scale Bismarck
  • Heller 1/400 scale Tirpitz
  • JSC 1/400 scale Bismarck, U-boat U-556, and Catalina
  • JSC 1/400 scale Tirpitz
  • JSC 1/400 scale Gross Deutschland
  • Kangnam 1/400 scale Bismarck
  • Kangnam 1/400 scale Tirpitz
  • Zvezda 1/400 scale Bismarck
  • and more!


This set of turrets represents the 15 cm (5.9") secondary battery of the World War Two-era Deutsche Kriegsmarine battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz.  They were also intended to be installed aboard the proposed H-klasse super-battleships and proposed M-klasse cruisers.  The turrets are properly known as the SK C/28.


For a detailed description on these turrets, click here.


  • overall dimensions scaled from Krupp factory drawings.  The dimensions match drawings published in Anatomy of the Ship: The Battleship Bismarck by Jack Brower
  • details confirmed by careful study of photographs of the real ships
  • integrated blast bags (bloomers)
  • accurately sized and positioned bolthead detail
  • accurately shaped rangefinder and viewfinder shutters in closed positions

These model turrets were designed from official drawings of the real turrets.  They are NOT 3D-printed copies of any plastic or resin kits' parts therefore they may be sized and shaped differently than the parts in your plastic or resin kit.  Some adjustment to your kit's parts or other aftermarket sets such as photo-etch may be needed for best fit.

Note: the barrels are very thin and fragile.  Caution is recommended when removing them from the shipping container and the supporting sprues.

© Model Monkey LLC. This 3D-printed product may not be copied or recast.

Also available:

  • SL-8 Domed Rangefinders (set of 12) - for BismarckTirpitzScharnhorst, and Gneisenau
  • Bismarck and Tirpitz 38 cm (15") Turrets (set of 4)
  • Bismarck and Tirpitz 38 cm (15") Barrels (set of 4 pairs)
  • Bismarck and Tirpitz 15 cm (5.9") Turrets with blast bags (set of 6)
  • Main Battery Rangefinders - for Bismarck and Tirpitz
  • Main Battery Rangefinders - for Scharnhorst and Gneisenau
  • Gneisenau 38 cm (15") Twin Turrets (set of 3) - post-reconstruction
  • Gneisenau 38 cm (15") Barrels (set of 3 pairs) - post-reconstruction
  • Gneisenau Admiral's Bridge (1941) - "Operation Berlin"
  • Gneisenau Admiral's Bridge (1942) - "The Channel Dash"
  • Scharnhorst Admiral's Bridge (1943) - "Battle of the North Cape"
  • Gneisenau Hangar (1941) - "Operation Berlin"
  • Gneisenau Hangar (1942) - "The Channel Dash"
  • Kriegsmarine 160 cm Searchlights

1/400 Bismarck and Tirpitz 15 cm Turrets

SKU: 400-Bismarck class 15cm Turrets-6