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Trumpeter 01520 1/35 German 3.7cm Flak 43 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind Plastic Model Kit


SKU TR01520

The “Ostwind” was the last of a series of Flakpanzers (anti-aircraft tanks) based on the Panzer IV chassis to enter production, albeit in very small numbers. The “Ostwind” carried a single 3.7cm FlaK43 gun, which was rather more effective than the less powerful 2cm guns of the “Wirbelwind”, and also needed less space in the turret, as well as only needing a crew of two (gunner and loader) in place of the gunner and two loaders of the quadruple guns. Like the “Wirbelwind” the “Ostwind” had a distinctive angular turret, this time six sided, and with the gun emerging from a slot in the pointed front of the turret. After trials in July, on 18 August 1944 Ostbau were given a contract to produce 100 “Ostwind” Is. Less than half of these vehicles would be produced – the first fifteen of the eventual total of forty-three were completed in December 1944, far too late to have any impact on the war.
Item No : 01520
Item Name : German 3.7cm Flak 43 Flakpanzer IV “Ostwind”
Bar Code : 9580208015200
Scale : 1:35
Item Type : Static Armor
Model Brief : Length: 168mm Width: 83.7mm Height: 86mm
Total Parts : 854pcs
Metal Parts : n/a
Photo Etched Parts : 1pcs
Film Parts : n/a
Resin Parts : n/a
Total Sprues : 21 sprues plus lower hull, upper hull
Paint Schemes : Flakpanzer IV "Ostwind"in Dark Yellow with Red Brown and Green camouflage scheme
Released Date : 2009-06

More Features
The Flakpanzer IV ""Ostwind"" was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the Panzer IV tank. 

This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.