Dragon 1/144 Mörser Karl Mortar with Railway Transport/Ammo Carrier - 4 Piece AssortmentDML-14509AH
DRA-14509 1/144 Morser Karl on Railway Transport Carrier
DRA-14510 1/144 Morser Karl w/Ammo Carrier
- Boasts new twin railroad trucks and cantilevered
- Beams for transport by rail
- Hull top is completely new with folded fenders
- Photo-etched parts and decals allow any of the six actual production variants to be recreated
- Both the 54 and 60cm mortar barrels are included
- Mounted on a railroad embankment
- Cartograf decals
- A newly tooled ammo carrier based on a Panzer IV chassis
- Ammo carrier has a delicate crane and ammunition shells
- Correctly tooled initial type chassis and suspension for "Adam" and "Eve" vehicles
- Option of either a 54cm or 60cm mortar barrel is offered
- Comes with a scenic grassland vignette, the makings of a fine diorama
- Six-man gun crew to man the heavy weapon
- Cartograf decal
About the Mörser Karl:
The Karl series of mortars (Mörser Karl) (Gerät 040) was built by the Germans during the Second World War. In total, six Karl-class guns were manufactured. These guns had the names Adam, Eve (1st Batt.), Thor, Odin (2nd Batt.), Loki, and Ziu.
At first, the Mörser Karl was developed for use in the campaign against France, but as France had surrendered, it was put to use for the first time on the Russian front and saw action in the siege of Sevastopol. It was also employed in the Brest-Litovsk and Warsaw uprisings.
The Mörser Karl had a range of 6,800 m at best. To extend the range, a barrel of 54cm caliber and 7.1m in length was manufactured. Three Karls were equipped with it instead of the 60cm caliber gun to become the 54cm Mörser, designated Gerät 041, with a longer range of 10,400m. The ammunition for these monster guns weighed about 2 tons apiece depending on the specific ammunition type. Due to its huge size and concomitant difficulty of use, its effect on the outcome of the war was probably minimal, but it undoubtedly had a marked psychological impact on those at the receiving end of its shells.