Scale: 1/96 (1/8 inch = 1 foot)
Set includes 2 barrels properly spaced on a 1.04 cm diameter trunnion, enough to equip 1 turret.
This set of scale cannon barrels represents the 38 cm (15") main battery of the World War Two-era Deutsche Kriegsmarine battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz, more properly known as 38cm L/52 SK C/34 naval rifles. The weapons were installed within Drh L C/34 mounts (turrets). These weapons were also intended to be fit to a reconstructed battleship Gneisenau. For more information about these weapons, see:
- overall dimensions match Krupp factory drawings as published in Anatomy of the Ship: The Battleship Bismarck by Jack Brower
- details confirmed by careful study of photographs of the real ships
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