The 28cm K5 was the most widely used railway gun of the German army in WW2. Krupp started development in 1934 and the first guns were completed and test fired between 1937 and 1939. It is likely that a total of 22 guns were built and delivered, and they saw active service from 1940 to 1945, on the Channel coast, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia. Normal transport used steam locomotives (BR50 or 52), but for deployment a diesel locomotive was used since smoke and steam would give away their position. This was a specially designed wagon which was powered by a 4 cylinder petrol engine and so could move from the ammunition wagons up to the K5.
It had an armored control cab, with rails running either side for the ammunition trolleys. It had a length over buffers of 12.1m and weighed 23 tons including the K5 generator and crane.
When the K5 was prepared for firing the generator and crane unit was moved to the back truck of the K5. This wagon was based on a standard GLTRHS, with a special interior and featuring end opening doors and rails running through it for the ammunition trolleys. 32 projectiles were stored inside. It had a small crane inside to help handle the projectiles.
It had a length over buffers of 12.1m and weighed 13 tons. This wagon was specially designed and featured large slab-sided armour plates 8mm thick for protection against shell splinters and small-arms fire, as there were several tonnes of explosive on board. Again, rails ran through it for the ammunition trolleys. It had two lockable hatches at either end under the roof for the air-conditioning hoses from the Temperierwagen.End doors opened to allow the ammunition trolleys to pass through. It had a length over buffers of 12.1m and weighed 24 tonnes. This wagon was converted from a standard GLTRHS, had its own generator, heater and air conditioner. It delivered (through two large tubes) temperature and humidity controlled air to the Kartuschwagen, which kept the stored propellant charges within their operational parameters (around 15 0C). On the roof there are two extraction fans.
Intake air is drawn in through the slatted gratings on the wagon sides. It had a length over buffers of 12.1m and weighed 13 tonnes. A flat wagon with a four-barrelled 2cm flak gun (Flakvierling) for air/ground defence. Note the folded tarpaulin, ammunition and spares boxes. Features a large workshop and a generator (under tarpaulin).Marklins 88771 BR103 is a close approximation to the WR360C14 that was used to move the gun and ammunition wagons in combat use. 1 x cargo, 1 x radio / command. All in a wooden box set with information booklet and numbered brass plaque. Made to order, painted to your specification. Please note I have ONE Marklin 88771 donor locomotive left, this really is a very limited edition set!!! The item "Z-Panzer Leopold K5 Eisenbahngeschütz Zug spur Z 1220" is in sale since Tuesday, May 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Modellbau\Modelleisenbahn\Spur Z\Startpackungen & Zugsets".
The seller is "z-panzer" and is located in Swindon. This item can be shipped worldwide.