The 17cm Kanone 18 heavy gun proved to be an excellent weapon after the start of the war and in 1942 it replaced the Morser 18 gun on the production line. Captured K18's were used by the Allies on several occasions during 1942 in North Africa and again during 1944 in Europe. Like the 15cm K18, the 17cm gun also had to be broken into two loads for transport. The carriage was designed for high speed travel and has a rotating platform.
Kit consists of 401 parts on 13 sprues plus barrel carriage, rubber tires, two metal springs, metal tube, photo-etched parts, newly designed gun breech-mechanism and markings for German Army in field grey camouflage. Additional features: rotating platform, either fire or travel position can be built and can be elevated to different angles.