The Rheinmetall 12.8cm K44 L/55 was a German anti-tank gun used during World War II. It was designed as a result of experiences on the Eastern front in 1943. The German army had encountered the Russian 122 mm guns and had issued a requirement for a similar weapon. The first prototype guns were delivered for testing in late 1944. After initial tests the Rheinmetall design was dropped and development continued with the Krupp design. However the service tests showed that a towed anti-tank gun weighing nearly 11 tonnes was impractical so the towed design was terminated.
Item No.: 02312Item Name: German 128mm Pak44(RHIEN)Bar Code: 9580208023120Scale: 1:35Item Type: Static ArmorModel Brief: Length 319.6mm, Width 83.26mmTotal Parts: 322 pcsMetal Parts: n/aPhoto Etched Parts: 2 fretsFilm Parts: n/aResin Parts: n/aTotal Sprues: 10 sprues and lower hullPaint Schemes: German ArmyReleased Date: 2010-08More Features: Kit consists of 354 parts and 2 frets of photo etched parts. Details finely represented by newly tooled parts. Etched parts for shield,etc.