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  German Karl Super Heavy Self-Propelled Mortars - 60cm "Ziu" (1:144 Scale)
German Karl Super Heavy Self-Propelled Mortars - 60cm Ziu

Dragon German Karl Super Heavy Self-Propelled Mortars - 60cm 'Ziu'




 
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Product Code: CAN20027ZIU

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Dragon CAN20027Ziu German Karl Super Heavy Self-Propelled Mortars - 60cm "Ziu" (1:144 Scale) "We must do everything we can to promote anti-tank defense, and work just as hard to guarantee successful counter-attacks through the instrument of powerful tank forces of our own."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

In June 1937, the Waffenamt ordered a self-propelled version of the 60cm siege mortar to be built. General Karl Becker of the Artillery was heavily involved in its development, hence the sobriquet "Karl" used to describe it. The driving trials were held at Unterloss in May 1940, and delivery of six production vehicles occurred between November 1940 and August 1941. In February 1941, discussions were undertaken on ways to increase the weapon's range. In May 1942, 54cm barrels (Gerat 041) were ordered for the six production vehicles. At a conference with Hitler in March 1943, it was stated that the first 54cm Gerat 041 would be delivered by June 1943, a second in July, and a third by mid-August. The 60cm and 54cm barrels were designed to be interchangeable, based on the ammunition at hand and range of the target. In 1945, US forces captured vehicle No. II with a 60cm mortar, and vehicle No. V with a 54cm. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 3 inches
Width: 1 inch

Release Date: January 2005

Features
  • Each includes a sturdy display case
  • Each includes a detailed diorama complete with grassy ground piece and sky background

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