Highly detailed 1/570 Scale DKM Gneisenau Turrets 28cm (11") SK C/34 as seen in 1936. These are highly detailed replacement parts, each turret is unique as modelled from plans and many reference photographs and information. Barrels are printed seperately and can be angled as desired.
- Accurate armour thickness on all faces.
- Accurate sighting ports (open), rivets, hatches and rangefinders
- Rangefinder hatches open revealing rangefinder detail
- Barrels printed separately and can be angled as desired
- Available in all other scales and years, Scharnhorst specific set also available
This weapon was used for the small battleships Scharnhorst
and was an improved version of the 28 cm SK C/28
gun used for the Deutschland
class Panzerschiffes. The high muzzle velocity of this weapon gave its relatively light-weight projectiles long range and good penetration power against belt armor, at a cost of relatively poor performance against deck armor.
made one of the longest hits ever scored by a naval gun on an enemy ship when she struck the British carrier HMS Glorious at approximately 26,465 yards (24,200 m). See the Technical Board
essay Longest Gunfire Hit
for further details on this action.
It had been originally planned to regun the Scharnhorst
class with 38 cm guns
and then use the surplus 28 cm turrets to arm the first three of a new generation of Panzerschiffes, the "Kreuzer P" class. Additional guns and mountings were to be built to arm additional units of this class. However, all these plans were abandoned at the start of the war.
was disarmed in 1943 following bomb damage, her guns were then used for coastal artillery emplacements. Turret Caesar still remains as a museum exhibit at Austrat (Batterie Oerlandat) which is near Trondheim in Norway. Turret Bruno was used at Fledt, near Bergen. Individual guns from Turret Anton were used in Denmark and the Netherlands.
"This 28 cm gun had the same kind of projectiles, more-or-less, as did the guns on the Bismarck
; the Psgr.m.K. L/4,4 AP rounds, scaled to the 28.3 cm size from the 38 cm and 20.3 cm size, respectively. The 28 cm SAP round was similar to the 38 cm round, but the 28 cm size did not have the light AP cap used with the 38 cm projectile. This was perhaps because the Germans knew that the French were using KC armor for their new BB and BC turret roofs, so the Germans designed their 38 cm SAP projectile to defeat this armor at long range, reserving the 38 cm AP projectile for closer ranges where penetration of the main side armor was possible. A 28 cm SAP design of this kind would be too small to penetrate this kind of armor." -- Nathan Okun.
Constructed of A tube, loose liner, two-part shrunk-on jacket, a breech end piece was screwed on hot to the jacket, and a breech block supporting piece was screwed into the breech end-piece. The breech block was a horizontal sliding type.
The Netherlands Navy planned to use a very similar 28 cm gun
for their never-built "Design 1047" Battlecruisers.
All German 28 cm guns had an actual bore diameter of 28.3 cm (11.1").
Some part cleanup
will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green
" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. Customers report that "Bestine
" and "Goo Gone
" also work well.During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints
meant for plastics is strongly recommended.
Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise damage to parts.
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