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1/35 Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G "Wirbelwind" Early Production w/Zimmerit

Manufactured by: Dragon Models

SKU: DR 6565
Price: AU$74.95

US$51.26;  €46.64
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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.

    - Brand new one-piece 40cm DS tracks
    - 2cm Flakvierling 38 cannon 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 part
    - Slide-molded one-piece gun barrel w/hollow muzzle
    - 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 fighting compartment armor has extra-thin top edge
    - Ammo magazines inside turret w/great detail
    - Turret ring accurately produced
    - Gun mounting platform realistically produced
    - One-piece lower hull made from slide molds
    - Hull bottom has full and correct details
    - Side fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces
    - Injection-molded fenders made to thinnest possible dimensions
    - 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
    - Injection-molded on-vehicle tools w/clasps

    With Allied aircraft increasingly dominating the skies over Europe as WWII progressed, there was a need for more effective self-propelled antiaircraft guns for German forces. One solution was the Flakpanzer IV, a vehicle nicknamed Wirbelwind, or "Whirlwind" by the Germans. Development commenced in 1944 as a brainchild of Karl Wilhelm Krause, 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.

    • Manufactured by: Dragon Models
    • SKU: DR 6565
    • Package Weight: 715g
    • 1 Units in Stock

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