1:72 60cm Morser 'Karl' 040 Production Type with Railway Carrier

1:72 60cm Morser 'Karl' 040 Production Type with Railway Carrier
Brand: Hasegawa
Product Code: HMT57

Recommended Age:14+
Scale:1:72
1:72 60cm Morser 'Karl' 040 Production Type with Railway Carrier

1:72 Mosser 'Karl' with Railway Carriage and Track

In March 1936 Rheinmetall made a proposal for a super-heavy howitzer to attack the Maginot Line. Their initial concept was for a weapon that would be transported by several tracked vehicles and assembled on site, but the lengthy preparation time drove them to change it to a self-propelled weapon in January 1937. Extensive driving trials took place in 1938 and 1939 using the first Neubaufahrzeug tank prototype and a scale model to investigate the extremely high ground pressure and steering of such an enormous vehicle. Firing trials took place in June 1939. The full-scale driving trials were held at Unterlüss in May 1940. General Karl Becker of the Artillery was involved in the development, from whom the huge weapon gained its nickname.

In total, seven Karl-Geräte howitzers were manufactured. The first six had the nicknames "Adam" (later "Baldur"), "Eva" (later "Wotan"), "Thor", "Odin", "Loki", and "Ziu"; the seventh, the research and test weapon (Versuchs-Gerät), had no name. Delivery of the six production vehicles took place from November 1940 to August 1941.

Kit Features:

  • Skill Level 3
  • 414 pieces
  • Age 14+

Plastic Model kit which requires paint and glue to complete.