German 280mm R Grenates 4341
for Leopold Rail Gun

#35 P-03
Review by Terry Ashley

The 28cm R Gr 4341 was also a rocket-assisted shell for the K 5 Vz gun, basically the same as the R Gr 4331 except that it was conventionally banded instead of splined and operated in exactly the same way.

This set two machined aluminium 28cm R Gr 4341 rounds suitable for either the Dragon or Trumpeter Leopold kits and consists of two rounds with brass firing bands already in place plus separate brass nose fuses and etched parts for the small screw heads on each round as well as two large wrench tools.

The nose fuses fit snugly into the aluminium shell but you may need to slightly enlarge the shell opening and the usual test fitting will determine this. There are three very small screw head to be fitted to each round with the locations are marked with small indentations and it is easy to fit in place with a small dab of cyanoacrylate. After fitting I gave the screw heads a light sanding with fine wet and dry paper to just take the edge off the parts which makes them blend in a little better while still retailing the details.

If you don't want to go blind adding the screw heads some sort of magnifying device and a good light will help and the small locating indentations will represent the screws heads okay if you don't want to add the screw heads in most cases except for close up inspection.

Another nice set of 280mm rounds for the Leopold kits with excellent details included on the finely machined firing bands already in place and the added etched parts that offer another choice for your Leopold.

Highly recommended.

We now have a good selection of Leopold rounds with this R Gr 4341 set, the R Gr 4331 and Gr 39/42 (both from ABER) or the Gr 42 rounds from Schatton Modellbau, the Gr 35 rounds from Nuts'n'Bits and the poor cousin Gr 35 and Gr 42 rounds from Verlinden.

unassembled parts and assembled round with screw heads added


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