1:35 German 20mm FLAKVIERLING 38 from TAMIYA

1:35 German 20mm FLAKVIERLING 38 from TAMIYA

The Flak 30 and improved Flak 38 were 20 mm anti-aircraft guns used by various German forces throughout World War II. It was not only the primary German light anti-aircraft gun, but by far the most numerously produced German artillery piece throughout the war. It was produced in a variety of models, notably the Flakvierling 38 which combined four Flak 38 autocannons onto a single carriage.

Shooting an impressive 600 rounds per minute and greatly feared by Allied pilots was the German 20mm Flakvierling 38 MITSd.Ah.52 which is now recreated as a plastic assembly model kit. Although its purpose was to provide aerial defense against Allied aircraft attack from a grounded position, it was also seen used with trucks and other land vehicles as well on warships. Features of the model including the skyward aimed gun barrels, ammunition cartridges, operating handles, pedals etc. have all been realistically reproduced. The gun barrels along with its gun sight offer elevation and traverse. Also included with the set is a trailer to allow you the choice of assembling the Flakvierling 38 in transport or being fired.

Quad-20mm cannons are linked to gunsight. Guns can be freely elevated / depressed and gun pedestal can be rotated to enable various firing positions. Parts are included for the trailer, enabling the gun to be towed by 1/35 scale vehicles such as 6x4 Krupp Protze (Kfz.70). The model is excellent as a stand-alone diorama piece or as a component of larger displays.

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