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Boche Buster British Rail Gun, WWI 

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$89.95
SKU:
OX-OR76BOOM03
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Expected release date is 29th Feb 2020


Oxford Diecast 1:76 OR76BOOM03
Boche Buster British Rail Gun, WWI
Scale:
1:76
Length:
8.25"
Width:
N/A"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
OX-OR76BOOM03
Period:
World War I


Historical Note:

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Reorder Expected Arrival - FEB 2020

The BL 18-inch railway howitzer (formally Ordnance BL 18-inch Mk I howitzer on truck, railway) was a British railway gun developed during World War I. Part of the progression of ever-larger howitzers on the Western Front, it did not enter service until 1920. Five guns and two complete equipments on railway wagons were produced. After World War I there was no use for such large but relatively short-ranged weapons and they were placed in storage. In World War II the two wagons were used to mount 13.5-inch guns, which were capable of engaging targets on the German-occupied Channel coast of France. In late 1940 one 18-inch howitzer was mounted on the railway mounting nicknamed "Boche Buster" which had been used in World War I to carry a 14-inch gun. It was deployed at Bishopsbourne in Kent on the Elham to Canterbury Line as a coast defence gun as a precaution against possible German invasion. The gun's range was insufficient for cross-Channel firing and hence it was never fired in action.

Oxford Rail hasn't received as much attention in the U.S. as has Oxford Diecast, but the brand does have a very interesting new product for military collectors that will be shipping soon: a 1:76 scale World War I rail gun named "Boche Buster" similar to OR76BOOM02.

Info: Boche Buster British Rail Gun, WWI


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