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Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G "Wirbelwind" Early Production w/Zimmerit | 6565

$ 55.19

SKU: DRA6565


  • Brand new one-piece 40cm DS tracks 
  • 2cm Flakvierling 38 cannon w/accurate detail 
  • Gun cradle offers great detail definition 
  • Gun sight and hand wheels w/well-defined detail 
  • Spent-shell cage made from photo-etched part 
  • Slide-molded one-piece gun barrel w/hollow muzzle 
  • Gun-sight cover can be assembled open/closed 
  • Cannon can be freely posed at different angles 
  • 2-directional slide-molded turret for Wirbelwind w/realistic weld seams 
  • Scale-thickness fighting compartment armor has extra-thin top edge 
  • Ammo magazines inside turret w/great detail 
  • Turret ring accurately produced 
  • Gun mounting platform realistically produced 
  • One-piece lower hull made from slide molds 
  • Hull bottom has full and correct details 
  • Side fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces 
  • Injection-molded fenders made to thinnest possible dimensions 
  • Final drive housing w/details on both sides 
  • Separate armored cover for final drive housing 
  • Sprocket wheels w/breathtaking detail and multiple delicate parts 
  • Road wheels and suspension exhibit extreme details 
  • Idler wheels w/correctly detailed parts 
  • Injection-molded on-vehicle tools w/clasps

With Allied aircraft increasingly dominating the skies over Europe as WWII progressed, there was a need for more effective self-propelled antiaircraft guns for German forces. One solution was the Flakpanzer IV, a vehicle nicknamed Wirbelwind, or "Whirlwind" by the Germans. Development commenced in 1944 as a brainchild of Karl Wilhelm Krause, and the vehicle featured a quadruple 2cm Flakvierling 38 weapon system mounted inside a nine-sided turret. The turret was open-topped to allow fumes generated from the four cannons to dissipate. As can be imagined, the Wirbelwind was a quick-firing weapon, and it could also be employed against ground targets. A crew of five operated it. Approximately 100 of these 22-tonne weapons were produced on rebuilt or repaired Panzer IV tank chassis.

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