GNEISENAU Turret coastal artillery battery - Austrått Fort 28 cm SK C/34 naval gun

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GNEISENAU Turret coastal artillery battery - Austrått Fort 28 cm SK C/34 naval gun - STL


Austrått Fort is a disused coastal artillery site located at Austrått in Ørland, Norway. It was constructed in 1942 by the German Wehrmacht to protect the Trondheimsfjord during the German occupation of Norway during World War II. The fort's centrepiece is a triple 28 cm SK C/34 (11-inch) gun turret from the German battleship Gneisenau, which was damaged in Kiel. The three-gun turret weighs 800 tons and was capable of firing 730-pound shells 38 kilometres (24 mi). The last firing took place in 1953 and the fort was decommissioned in 1968. It opened as a museum in 1991.[1]

Like its sister battery at Sotra near Bergen, a shaft was cut out of the rocks for the huge former Gneisenau battleship gun turret. The triple 28 cm SK C/34 turret became available after the discontinuation of the Kriegsmarine battleships building programme in 1942. Turret Anton was split up in three separate barrels and placed at Fort Rozenburg in the Netherlands. Turret Bruno was installed in a shaft on Sotra, Norway. Turret Caesar was emplaced halfway up occupied Norway. About 650 Yugoslavian slave laborers, mostly Serbs (Partisans and Chetniks) worked under awful conditions on the tunnels and bunkers around the hill. In a short time, a large underground system with supporting bunkers was finished. In August 1943 the guns were test-fired. No real engagements occurred during the remainder of the war, however.


This STL file is designed for FDM Printers and print with a 0.6mm nozzle at 0.3mm layer height. Epic scale will require 0.4mm nozzle at 0.2mm layer height for best finish.

Supports are needed for parts of this model.


The printed model measures approx.:

335mm x 419mm x 88mm @28mm Scale

221mm x 276mm x 57mm @00 Railway scale

167mm x 210mm x 43mm @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.

Now rescaled to for Flames of War, epic and 00 railways by popular demand.


See the blog post notes on scales about resizing STL files.

Some of the images supplied are computer generated and are for reference. They are images of the files that will be 3D printed.

Print in place parts may need some work to loosen them up after print. Once free, run them through full travel several times to wear them in.

Brand Digital Taxidermy
Designer Digital Taxidermy
Use FDM, Building
Model Format STL
Supports No supports required
Genre WW2
Vehicle Type Non Vehicle
Buyer's Club Used
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