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Scale: 1/50

Includes 1 turret with integrated barrels and blast bags.

This model represents the 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.


For a detailed description of these turrets, click here.


  • 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 the real ships
  • integrated barrels and blast bags (a turret with separate barrels is available separately)
  • accurately sized and positioned bolthead detail

These parts are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic, wood, metal or resin model kit's parts.  They are original 3D designs based on factory drawings.  Therefore, they may not be the same size or shape of your plastic kit's parts.  Some adjustment of your plastic kit's parts or other aftermarket products may be needed for best fit.

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1/50 Bismarck class and Scharnhorst class 15 cm SK C/28 Turret

SKU: 50-Kriegsmarine 15 cm Turret-1

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