Regelbau 612 (Merville Battery) - Artillery Casement
One of 3 different gun casemates from the Merville Battery
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Regelbau R612 - Merville Battery Artillery Gun Casement - STL
The Battle of Merville Gun Battery occurred on 6 June 1944, as part of Operation Tonga, part of the Normandy landings, during the Second World War. Allied intelligence believed the Merville Gun Battery was composed of heavy-calibre guns that could threaten the British landings at Sword Beach, only 8 miles (13 km) away.
The Regelbau 612 Casemate is one of three types of casemate present at the Merville Battery in Normandy on June 6th, 1944. This casemate was designed for use with 7.5cm cannons, 8cm FK 30 (r), 10.5cm howitzers, 10.5cm K 331 (f). At Merville it was armed with a 10.5cm LeFH 14/19(f).
This a flanking casemate however at Merville it had a second flanking wall around its gun port, likely due to its intended long distance or indirect use and its proximity to the sea, this extra flanking wall would give the gunners greater protection from incoming bombs or shell fire.
This STL file is designed for FDM Printers and print with a 0.6mm nozzle at 0.3mm layer height.
Supports are not needed for this model. At larger scales these bunkers may become larger than more common build-plate sizes, you may need to cut them into sections for your machine. Please check the size below.
The printed model measures approx.:
273mm x 215mm x 83mm @28mm Scale
179mm x 141mm x 55mm @00 Railway scale
136mm x 107mm x 41mm @15mm scale
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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.