The 17 cm Kanone 18in Mörserlafette was a German heavy gun used in the Second World War. It was intended to be employed at the Corps level in order to provide very long-range counterbattery support. It filled the same basic role as the 21cm Mörser 18, as well as sharing its carriage, and replaced it entirely after 1942. Although it was technically an excellent weapon, it was expensive, difficult to maneuver, very slow to set up and tear down; many were lost when their crew had either to abandon them or to risk capture by advancing Allied troops.
Please see the paint guide below for Trumpeter’s suggested colors.
- Painting and assembly required
- 13 sprues, barrel carriage and four rubber tires
- Build in travel or combat mode
- Metal springs and brass tubes
- Photo-etched parts
- Includes instructions