Tamiya 1/48 German 20Mm Flak 38
About the Flakvierling 38
Originally developed as a light anti-aircraft weapon for the Kriegs marine, the German army also adopted the 20mm cannon for use on land and was widely-used throughout WWII. To compensate for the cannons low rate of fire, 4 of these cannons were mounted together to create the Flakvierling 38. The mount featured collapsible seats, ammo cartridge racks, a three-legged base, and could be rotated via hand wheels, with the guns themselves fired via two foot pedals,each of which controlled a pair of diametrically opposed cannons. In basic form, the Flakvierling38 was loaded onto a 2-wheeled mount for towing to deployment points, but it was also fitted onto halftracks, tank chassis, ships, barges, and trains to provide close-range air defense against Allied fighter-bombers.
About the Model
High-quality 1/48 scale assembly model kit of the German Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun.
Quad-20mm cannons are linked to gunsight. Guns can be freely elevated/depressed and gun pedestal can be rotated to enable various firing positions.
Parts are included for the trailer, enabling the gun to be towed by 1/48 scale vehicles such as ITEM 32534 6X4 Krupp Protze (Kfz.70).
4 figures in realistic poses as well as detailed accessories such as ammunition boxes and magazines are included as well.
Excellent as a stand-alone diorama piece or as a component in larger displays
This is the 1/48 Scale German 20mm Flakvierling 38 Plastic Model Kit from the Tamiya Military Miniature Vehicle Series. Suitable for Ages 10 and Older.
Authentically reproduced Realistically replicated distinctive quadruple 20mm flak gun Gun sight is linked with flak gun and moves vertically Firing or towing posision can be selected by connecting trailer Includes four figures and accessories such as magazine cases Waterslide decals Illustrated assembly guide.
Tamiya Product Number: 32554
Requirements and Suggestions
Plastic cement or glue
Paint (Dark Yellow, German Gray, Gunmetal, Chrome Silver, Flat Black, Flat Flesh, Khaki, Metallic Gray, Field Gray)