Dora WWII German Railway Gun (SA35001)
Probably the largest production plastic kit in the world. Over 3000 parts.
Completed model is over 1200mm long. Scale: 1:35
Over 1.2 metres long, with 2 metres of track bed, 600mm barrel and more than 3000 parts. 40 page instruction book with gun history & archive photographs.
This impressive model is one of the largest production plastic model kits in the world.
The largest gun ever built but it only had an operational career of 13 days, during which a total of 48 shells were fired in anger. It took 25 trainloads of equipment, 2000 men and up to six weeks to assemble. It seems unlikely that such a weapon will ever be seen again.
Developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for 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.
In June of 1941 the Germans invaded the Soviet Union. During the advance into the Crimea, the German Army was halted at the fortified port of Sevastapol. The General Staff called on the Dora to break the siege by bombarding the fortress with its huge 80cm shells. At last the enemy would hear the roar of this giant.