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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Leopold






Here are some images of Dragon models 1/35 scale Krupp 28 cm K5 railway gun "Leopold". The K5 guns were probably the most successful of the large railway guns which could fire 565lb shells a distance of 40 miles. A total of 28 K5s were constructed between 1936 and 1945. This kit was a beautiful model to build although it is an expensive model to purchase. When I bought this kit in 2003 it was around $140 Cdn, today who knows. I have yet to see it re released. If you do manage to purchase one make some room because it does make an impressive display piece.

1 comment:

Pat Tillett said...

Wow!
that is one heavy looking piece of equipment. Amazing firepower, but I'm guessing they were pretty hard to hide...