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German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun w/Trailer - Summer Camouflage

21st Century Toys German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun w/Trailer - Summer Camouflage




 
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Product Code: 21C99338S2

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21st Century Toys 21C99338S2 German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun w/ Trailer - Summer Camouflage (1:32 Scale) "We must do everything we can to promote anti-tank defense, and work just as hard to guarantee successful counter-attacks through the instrument of powerful tank forces of our own."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

Originally developed as an anti-aircraft gun, the 8.8cm FLugzeugAbwehrKanone ("Flak") was first employed in the anti-tank gun role in 1936, when the German Condor Legion was testing out its equipment during the Spanish Civil War. Amazingly, German war planners had designed the gun as an AA weapon with a heavy cruciform platform and central fire control operation, not as a multi-purpose anti-tank gun with proper anti-tank sights. Nevertheless, its capability was seen and quietly noted by commanders operating in the field. While the gun was occasionally used in the anti-tank gun role during the Polish and French campaigns, it wasn't until the Afrika Korps joined battle in Cyrenaica with the British Eighth Army that the "88" really showed its prowess as a tank killer. Here the tactical situation was such that it was possible to deploy the guns in their anti-aircraft role in positions that would allow them to be re-trained as anti-tank guns. Moreover their range and penetrating power enabled their crews to dispose of British tanks long before the enemy was close enough to engage the guns with their own two- or six-pounder guns.

21st Century Toys' rendition of the flak gun comes with four wheels and a tow hook so that it can be attached to a Sd. Kfz. 7 prime mover. Both sets of wheels can be removed so that the gun, mounted on a cruciform platform, can be set up in a firing position. Gun elevates and fully traverses. This particular version is painted in a summer camouflage pattern. No figures included. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 8 inches
Width: 3 inches

Features
  • Constructed of both diecast metal and plastic
  • Elevating gun
  • Rotating turret
  • Working treads
  • realistic paint scheme and insignia

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