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1/35 WWII SdKfz.161/4 2cm Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G "Wirbelwind" Early Production

Manufactured by: Dragon Models

SKU: DR 6342
Price: AU$60.95

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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    - Four frontal-armor options available for new assembly
    - Gun-sight cover can be assembled open/closed
    - Cannon can be freely posed at different angles
    - 2-directional slide-molded turret for Wirbelwind w/realistic weld seams
    - Scale-thickness figting-compartment armo has extra-thin top edge
    - Side fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces
    - Injection-molded fenders made to thinnest possible dimensions
    - Separate front and rear fenders can be posed in a folded-back position
    - Injection-molded reflector and convoy light w/optional photo-etched parts
    - 2cm Flakvierling 38 w/accurate detail
    - Gun cradle offers great detail definition
    - Gun sight and hand wheels w/well-defined detail
    - Spent-shell cage made from photo-etched parts
    - Slide-molded one-piece gun barrel w/hollow muzzle
    - Gunner's seat can be modeled at different angles
    - Hull sides w/authentic detail
    - Front spare-track bracket for Ausf.G w/optional round or flat handle
    - Ammo magazines inside turret w/great detail
    - Accurately designed transmission and steering-brake access hatches can be modeled open/closed
    - Accurately modeled hull-top armor plating
    - Turret ring accurately produced
    - Gun mounting platform realistically produced
    - Air intake covers have options of injection or photo-etched parts
    - One-piece lower hull made from slide molds
    - Hull bottom has full and correct details
    - Notek headlight w/exquisite detail
    - Complete MG w/workable ball mount
    - Final-drive housing w/details on both sides
    - Separate armored cover for final-drive housing
    - Sprocket wheels w/breathtaking detail and multiple delicate parts
    - Road wheels and suspension exhibit extreme details
    - Idler wheels w/correctly detailed parts
    - Realistic molded lines on rubber tires
    - Muffler made from separate parts
    - Injection-molded on-vehicle tools w/clasps
    - Idler adjuster mountings have accurate details
    - Extendable jack w/separate parts
    - Extremely well-detailed towing-eye brackets w/separate parts
    - Towing-cable heads have hollow ends
    - Metal towing cable
    - 40cm Magic Tracks are detailed on both sides

    As Allied aircraft increasingly dominated the skies over Europe as WWII progressed, there was a need for more effective self-propelled antiaircraft guns. One such solution was the Flakpanzer IV, a vehicle nicknamed Wirbelwing, or "Whirlwind" by the Germans. Development commenced in 1944 as a brainchild of Karl Wilhelm Krause, an officer of the "Hitler Jugend" Division, and the vehicle featured a quadruple 2cm Flakvierling 38 weapon system mounted inside a nine-sided turret. The turret was open-topped to allow fumes generated from the four cannons to dissipate. As can be imagined, the Wirbelwind was a quick-firing weapon, and it could also be employed against ground targets. A crew of five operated it. Approximately 100 of these 22-tonne weapons were produced on rebuilt or repaired Panzer IV tank chassis.

    Dragon has produced a fantastic 1/35 scale plastic kit of the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind. The kit depicts an Early Production version of the antiaircraft platform based on a Panzer IV Ausf.G chassis. All associated detail of the open-topped turret, hull and running gear is accurately represented in true-to-scale miniature. The kit utilizes Dragon's highly acclaimed kit of the 2cm Flakvierling 38 weapon system, a finely detailed replica of the original four-barreled gun. Inside the box, modelers will find many slide-molded plastic components, as well as the convenience of Magic Tracks, plus some photo-etched parts such as the cage for spent shell cases. This latest kit from Dragon allows modelers to easily create any specific vehicle from the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind family.

    • Manufactured by: Dragon Models
    • SKU: DR 6342
    • Package Weight: 682g
    • 0 Units in Stock

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