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  4th Issue: German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Trailer - Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, 1943 (1:32 Scale)
German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Trailer - Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, 1943

Unimax Forces of Valor German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Trailer - Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, 1943




 
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Forces of Valor 80070 German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Trailer - Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, 1943 (1:32 Scale) "In the East, the vastness of space will... permit a loss of territory... without suffering a mortal blow to Germany's chance for survival. Not so in the West! If the enemy here succeeds, consequences of staggering proportions will follow within a short time."
- Adolf Hitler, commenting on the defense of Fortress Europa in the days leading up to D-Day

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.

Unimax' rendition of the flak gun comes with four wheels and a tow hook so that it can be attached to the recently announced Sd. Kfz. 7/1 prime mover with FlaK gun. 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. Also comes with five crewmen. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 8 inches
Width: 3 inches

Release Date: October 2012

Features
  • Wheel assemblies can be detached so that the gun can be set up in a firing position
  • Comes with five figures
  • Working hand cranks that traverse and/or elevate the gun
  • Gun barrel recoils
  • Comes with diecast ammunition and other accessories
  • New Packaging for 2012 No Ties or Screws Double Blister Construction

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