M65 Atomic Annie Gun 280mm W/ Truck Transports model kit 1/72
M65 Atomic Annie Gun 280mm W/ Truck Transports model kit 1/72 M65 Atomic Annie Gun 280mm W/ Truck Transports model kit 1/72 M65 Atomic Annie Gun 280mm W/ Truck Transports model kit 1/72 M65 Atomic Annie Gun 280mm W/ Truck Transports model kit 1/72 M65 Atomic Annie Gun 280mm W/ Truck Transports model kit 1/72
$67.25

Kit# 7484

M65 Atomic Cannon, commonly referred to as "Atomic Annie". This US-manufactured 280mm-caliber artillery piece was developed in the 1950s for the express purpose of delivering a 15-kiloton nuclear device. The M65's design used the German K5 railroad gun as a starting point; it was first fielded in 1953 and it appeared in both Europe and the Korean Peninsula. The cannon required two specially designed tractor trucks for mobility, and the 83.3-ton combination could surprisingly achieve speeds of about 55km/h. The M65 cannon could be prepared for firing in 15 minutes, and the weapon's range was about 32km. At least 20 systems were produced, although the development of rocket- and missile-based nuclear artillery quickly made the M65 obsolete. Nevertheless, this 'prestige' American weapon remained in service until 1963.
    Intricately detailed 280mm T131 gun on T72 carriage can be depicted in travel configuration
    Gun can be optionally shown emplaced and with gun barrel elevated
    Air reservoirs rendered correctly under the chassis
    Detailed cab interiors include steering wheel, instrument panel and seats
    Massive one-piece 280mm gun barrel made by slide mold
    Complex hydraulic shell rammer beautifully depicted
    Circular firing base ground plate nicely detailed
    Breech, recoil unit, equilibrators and elevating mechanism all shown in amazing detail
    Cab and engine compartments for M249 front truck and M250 rear truck produced as single pieces
    Air intake grill of engine compartment well represented in this scale
    T72 gun carriage and lifting forks possess full detail
    Transmission, transfer case and driveshafts of tractor unit fully detailed