1/48 German cannon Bordkanone 5cm (Mk 214 / 5cm BK)

Product # AM-48-034

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Sept 13 2011


This latest release from Master includes a 1/48 German cannon Bordkanone 5cm (Mk 214 / 5cm BK) machined out of brass and aluminum.  This is designed to perfectly fit the HobbyBoss and Dragon model of the German aircraft Me 262 A-1a/U4.  This type of gun was also used on the Me 410 A-1/U4. 

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The quality of the machining has to be seen to be appreciated........these are amazingly detailed and of the highest quality.  The set includes turned aluminum and brass barrel.  It is very simple to use on your model, and makes it extremely realistic. Simply cut off the original plastic barrel and drill a hole in the remaining parts and insert the metal barrel using Cyanoacrylate adhesives.

You can purchase this and other fine detail items directly from the Master website.  

This massive cannon is a prominent fixture on these aircraft and this finely crafted  metal replacement is a big improvement over the plastic kit parts. 

I would like to thank Master for providing me with this review sample.  Visit their website for more finely crafted detail items in a variety of scales. 

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford