Friday, November 8, 2013

HobbyBoss 1/72 German 80 cm K(E) Railway Gun "DORA" / first page (by Sarhan Demir)

Hello dears friends,

A long story begins for a giant.. Sarhan Demir Sarhan new contributions, he is usually 1/35 scale model making. But this time, a small scale study .. Nevertheless too big .. Model will be over a few pages ... Let's get started ...

"Schwerer Gustav and Dora were the names of two German 80 cm K (E) railway guns. They were developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the explicit purpose of destroying the main forts of the French Maginot Line, the strongest fortifications then in existence. The fully assembled guns weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes, and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 kilometres (29 mi). The guns were designed in preparation for the Battle of France, but were not ready for action when the battle began, and in any case the Wehrmacht's Blitzkrieg offensive through Belgium rapidly outflanked and isolated the Maginot Line's World War I-era static defenses, forcing them to surrender uneventfully and making their destruction unnecessary. Gustav was later employed in the Soviet Union at the siege of Sevastopol during Operation Barbarossa, where among other things, it destroyed a munitions depot buried in the bedrock under a bay. The guns were moved to Leningrad, and may have been intended to be used in theWarsaw Uprising like other German heavy siege pieces, but the rebellion was crushed before they could be prepared to fire. Gustav was later captured by US troops and cut up, whilst Dora was destroyed near the end of the war in 1945 to avoid capture by the Red Army.

It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat, the heaviest mobile artillery piece ever built in terms of overall weight, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.It is only surpassed in calibre by the British Mallet's Mortar and the American Little Davidmortar (both 36 inch; 914 mm)."

(from Wikipedia)

This ammo is for Dora. (from Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr) Thank you Marcus Schöbel

1767 pieces on 33 sprues, 6 frets of photoetch, 111 cm length, 21 cm width

before starting 8 pieces gondola, each of the 5 row wheel.

floors were made..

continue with the body .. There are 220 ​​units valve :)

continues body parts..

and here is barrel..


  1. Ye gods, what a project! It would make a fine display piece!

  2. 1,767 pieces!! You are a brave man, Sarhan Demir! Good luck.

  3. Good Heavens ;-) this contraption.
    How much of the components, and how much did it cost.
    Maybe many may not want to buy this sarja.

  4. By the way, I think :)
    I think so you're in love with the railway guns.

  5. if only I had the room. Can't wait to see it painted

  6. Thank you dear friends, When Sarhan come this blog, he can write ..

    maximex, Sarhan bought from Ebay, but I don't know about price and shipping.. You can buy 132.56 USD and shipping (maybe 50 USD)

    1. Thanks for the information.
      I was just curious.
      This for me is a little too expensive.
      I have a few (10-15 pieces) the size of the.
      Have been for many years my box magazine (2003)


  8. What's up, I check your blogs like every week.
    Your story-telling style is awesome, keep it up!

  9. Thanks for the blog filled with so many information. Stopping by your blog helped me to get what I was looking for. Now my task has become as easy as ABC. cheap guns for sale


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