British Type 28a Pillbox FW3-28a - WW2 Bunker - 3D printed model
The Type 28a pillbox was a small rectangular British fortification that was designed and constructed to house either the 2pdr anti-tank gun or 6pdr Hotchkiss gun for the expected German invasion of England in World War 2.
The official designation of this bunker was FW3/28a and had a rectangular design and was built to shellproof standards. The pillbox measured approx. 6.1m x 5.8m. It had a low and wide embrasure for anti-tank weaponry although the maximum traverse for the guns was limited to 60 degrees.
Generally, the pillboxes are positioned to allow the gun to fire along fixed lines, such as enfilading fire across an anti-tank ditch or a bridge. In these positions the limited traverse of the gun creates no real disadvantage, and the small size of the embrasure provides greater protection for the gun and its crew.
This is a multipart model and is printed in PLA
The printed model measures approx.:
124mm x 172mm x 57mm @28mm Scale
81mm x 113mm x 33mm @00 Railway scale
62mm x 86mm x 27mm @15mm Scale
It is designed for 28mm table top games set in WW2 such as:
Bolt Action, Chain of Command and Konflikt ’47. It can also be used in games such as Judge Dredd, Necromunda and Fallout Wasteland Warfare
The outside of the bunker is a replica based on plans and source material, the interior has been edited to make the insides usable at scale, the walls are not 2.5m thick to scale for example. The 28mm version has been adjusted to allow bases to be placed in all rooms.
If the scale you desire is not listed please contact sales to see if we can accommodate you.
PLA models will be printed with a 0.6mm nozzle at 0.5mm layer height.(epic will be with 0.4mm and 0.2mm layer height)
Some clean-up and finishing may be required.
Some of the images supplied are computer generated and are for reference. They are images of the files that will be 3D printed.
Models are supplied unpainted and will be printed to order.
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