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German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun - Russia, 1943

War Master German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun - Russia, 1943




 
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War Master WMTK046 German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun - Russia, 1943 (1:72 Scale) "Supplying a whole Army by air? Impossible! I warn you against entertaining such exaggerated expectations!"
- Luftwaffe General der Flieger Martin Fiebig, commander of VIII Fliegerkorps, tasked with supplying the defenders of Stalingrad by air, winter 1942

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 occassionally 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.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Barrel Length: 2-3/4 inches

Release Date: July 2014

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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War Master 8.8cm Flak37 November 17, 2014
Reviewer: Robert Gillingham from Kaleen, Australian Capital Territory Australia  
Great item, safe fast delivery.

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