Scale: 1/400

Set includes 4 turrets with trunnions.  


A set of turrets with integrated barrels and blast bags is available separately.

Recommended for:

  • 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
  • Kangnam 1/400 scale Bismarck
  • Kangnam 1/400 scale Tirpitz
  • Zvezda 1/400 scale Bismarck

This set of 4 turrets represents the 38 cm (15") main battery of the World War Two-era Deutsche Kriegsmarine battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz, more properly known as the Drh L C/34 mount with SK C/34 guns.  


For a detailed description of the actual weapons, 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
  • separate trunnions with slots for your favorite kit or aftermarket barrels which can be set to any realistic elevation from -5.5 to +30 degrees, just like the real turrets
  • accurately sized and positioned bolthead detail
  • accurately shaped and detailed rangefinder, visible within:
  • accurately shaped armored rangefinder hoods with open shutters
  • Turret "Anton", the forward-most turret on the ship, accurately has its rangefinder removed and the openings blanked.  Only turrets "Bruno", "Caesar" and "Dora" have armored rangefinder hoods.


Note: the armored rangefinder hoods are printed very thinly and are somewhat fragile.  Caution during handling is recommended.

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


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1/400 Bismarck and Tirpitz 38 cm Turrets with Trunnions

SKU: 400-Bismarck Turrets-trunnions-4