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Includes 1 turret with separate barrels.
This model represents a 15 cm L/55 (5.9"/55 caliber) twin-gun turrets of the World War Two-era Deutsche Kriegsmarine battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz. These turrets were also intended to be installed aboard the proposed H-klasse super-battleships and proposed M-klasse cruisers. The turret is properly known as the SK C/28.
This version does not have integrated rangefinder armored hoods. A turret with the rangefinder and armored hoods, representing Bismarck's and Tirpitz's middle pair of "command" turrets, is available separately.
- overall dimensions scaled from Krupp factory drawings. The scaled dimensions match drawings published in Anatomy of the Ship: The Battleship Bismarck by Jack Brower
- details confirmed by careful study of photographs of one of Gneisenau's surviving turrets, removed from the ship and used as a part of a coastal fortification in Denmark during World War Two
- separate barrels
- accurately sized and positioned bolthead detail
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