On August 18th, 1944, an order was placed for 100 Ostwind ("East Wind") anti-aircraft vehicles, after successful trials had been held the previous month. Replacing the Wirbelwind, the Ostwind I provided the panzertruppen with the more effective 3.7cm FlaK43 gun mounted within an armored turret. As the war wore on, both the Ostwind I and the Mobelwagen were to be replaced by the Kugelblitz, but because of delays, only two Kugelblitz were produced. Seven chassis originally earmarked for the Kugelblitz were instead used to produce the Ostwind I.
This particular 1:50 scale Ostwind comes in a stunning Norman camouflage pattern. Sold Out!
Length: 4-1/2 inches
Width: 2 inches