Scale: 1/96    (1/8 inch = 1 foot)

Includes 1 turret with barrels.

This model represents the middle pair of 15 cm L/55 (5.9"/55 caliber) twin-gun turrets of the World War Two-era Deutsche Kriegsmarine battleships Bismarck, Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. 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 rangefinders with armored hoods.


For a detailed descrption of these turrets, see:


  • 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 during World War Two
  • separate barrels
  • accurately sized and positioned bolthead, viewfinder and rangefinder port shutters and shell ejection port details

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.

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1/96 Bismarck, Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau 15 cm Turret with bar

SKU: 96-DKM 15cm turret-brrls-1

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