Originally ordered in June 1937, development of Germany’s new self-propelled 60cm siege mortar was supervised by General Karl Becker. Thus, it’s not surprising that the name “Karl” is often used to describe this particular Gerat 040 weapon! One prototype and six production versions of these 124-ton weapons were delivered between November 1940 and August 1941. They were fitted with a short-barreled 60cm L/8.44 mortar, and they saw combat service in such places as Lemberg and Sevastopol on the Eastern Front.

There has been a very strong response from collectors to Dragon’s series of fully built-up 1/35 scale models, and the latest addition is a replica of the original Karl mortar system. In this case, bigger is better! Collectors will not fail to be impressed by the sheer size of this item, which appears in a standard German grey camouflage paint scheme. The giant vehicle is fully detailed with all the intricate components of the suspension, chassis, superstructure and mortar. The vehicle is shown in transport mode, where the suspension has been set higher position. For even greater interest, the huge mortar barrel can be elevated and depressed. Moreover, a true scale of ammo is included as bonus. This monster of a model has been well painted and weathered, and it is ready for immediate display. The original vehicles were able to hurl 2.17-ton projectiles, but this model from Dragon will equally cause jaws to drop with wonderment!

61012 54cm Morser "Loki" Gerat 041 Running Mode

$139.00Price
  • Item Number: 61012
    Scale: 1:35
    Barcode: 089195610126
    Release Date: November 2007

    Features:
    - Open window display packaging
    - Highly popular and collectible item
    - True to 1/35 scale
    - Fully accurate mold
    - Fully assembled
    - Historically accurate markings and insignia
    - Includes protective display case
    Fully accurate mold
    Fully assembled
    Historically accurate markings and insignia
    Includes protective display case
    Barrel can elevate and depress
    Comes with bonus ammunition shell

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