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German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Trailer in Winter Camouflage (1:35 Scale)
German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Trailer in Winter Camouflage

The Motor Pool Collection German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Trailer in Winter Camouflage




 
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Product Code: TMP2083

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The Motor Pool TMP2083 German 88mm Flak 36/37 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Trailer in Winter Camouflage (1:35 Scale) "The peril of the hour moved the British to tremendous exertions, just as always in a moment of extreme danger things can be done which had previously been thought impossible. Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas."
- Generalfeldmarschal Erwin Rommel

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 which would allow them to be re-trained as anti-tank guns. Moreover their range and penetrating power were such that they could dispose of British tanks long before they were close enough to engage with their two- or six-pounder guns.

This particular 1:35 scale 88mm gun is painted in a beautiful winter camouflage scheme. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 7.50 inches
Width: 3 inches
Height: 3.50 inches

Features
  • Movable rubber tires
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Can be set up in towed or firing position

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