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Author Topic: Hammerschlagg - A Leopold railway gun layout  (Read 1345 times)

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Hammerschlagg - A Leopold railway gun layout
« on: April 06, 2014, 11:55:43 PM »
Hi All,

I've been posting the progress of Hammerschlagg on the Military board........ thankfully it's now finished so here's my vid.

http://youtu.be/FQwYPi_rhPA

Hope you like it ;)

Regards

Jason

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Re: Hammerschlagg - A Leopold railway gun layout
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 12:53:55 AM »
Well done Jason, the sound effects are good as are the animated parts  :thumbsup:

Thank you for posting your video  :claphappy:

cheers John.

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Re: Hammerschlagg - A Leopold railway gun layout
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 01:52:48 PM »
I recently came across this Youtube link showing a Leopold Gun on a Model layout

http://youtu.be/UMJlzO4KDy4

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Re: Hammerschlagg - A Leopold railway gun layout
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2014, 11:26:00 PM »
The film claims that the Leopolds were aimed with parallel tracks

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To track targets needing greater traverse either a curved length of railway was used with the gun shunted backwards or forwards to aim; a cross-track was laid with the front bogie turned perpendicular to the rest of the gun and moved up and down the cross-track to train the weapon; or for 360 degree traverse, the so-called "Vögele Turntable" could be constructed, consisting of a raised rail section (the "firing bed") carrying the gun, running on a circular track with a central jack to raise the gun during traverse and to take some of the enormous weight.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krupp_K5

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