German Railway Gun Leopold

28 cm K5 ( E )

Jan Coen Wijnstok

Publication date:
April 2015
Publisher :
Model Centrum Progres
Series :
Armor PhotoGallery 12R
Illustration :
224 colour photos, 31 b/w photos, fold-out sheet o
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ISBN : 9788360672242

Dimensions : 292 X 203 mm
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Technical/historical background by the Dutch expert, illustrated with 31 b&w period photos and a selection of 224 detailed walkaround photographs highlighting in color all exterior and interior details of the World's only preserved K5(E) railway guns: Ausf. C from the US Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen, USA and Ausf. D from the Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, Audinghen, France. Includes the bonus giant (990 x 680 mm size) fold out sheet of super-detailed 1/72nd and 1/35th scale drawings of K5(E) Ausf. C & D in both firing and transport mode, and 1/10th scale drawings of K5's charges and projectiles. Twelfth volume in the Series of all-picture books showing AFVs preserved at museums and collections throughout the World, designed for the enthusiast and military modeler. Most complete reference book for super-detailing the Trumpeter, Dragon and Hasegawa kits. Reissued.


Couple all these three elements together and you have an excellent single point of reference on this unusual weapon of WW2. With the modeller in mind, tucked into the pages of the book, are a set of good clear 1/35 scale plans. Kits of the K5 have been made in 1/35 by both Trumpeter and Dragon, and even before those, a smaller 1/72 scale model from Hasegawa.
Military Model Scene

Having looked over this title I am very impressed with it, it provides everything I as a modeller could wish for and should allow a model to be built as accurately as any modeller should wish. ... if you have the model get the reference, the finished model should make the cost of this reference book irrelevant, yes it is that good.