Rubicon Models 280073 1/56 (28mm) 2cm Flakvierling 38 with SdAh 51/52 Trailer & Crew
Rubicon Models 2cm Flakvierling 38 with SdAh 51/52 Trailer & Crew in 1/56 (28mm) Scale
The Flak 38 (Flugabwehrkanone 38) a 2cm anti-aircraft gun used by various German forces throughout WW2. It was not only the primary German light anti-aircraft gun, but by far the most numerously produced German artillery piece throughout the war. It was produced in a variety of models, notably the Flakvierling 38 which combined four Flak 38 autocannons onto a single carriage.
The term Vlerling literally translates to "quadruplet' and refers to the four 2cm autocannon constitutlrg the design. The Flakvierling weapon consisted of quad-mounted 2crn Flak 38 AA guns with collapsing seats, folding handles, and ammunition racks. The mount had a triangular base with a jack at each leg for leveling the gun. The tracker traversed and elevated the mount manually using two handwheels. The gun was fired by a set of two pedals — each of which fired two diametrically opposite barrels — in either semi-automatic or fully automatic mode. The effective vertical range was 2,200 metres, It was also used just as effectively against ground targets as it was against low-flying aircraft.
The Flakvierling four-autocannon anti-aircraft ordnance system, when not mounted into any self-propelled mount, was normally transported on a SdAh 52 trailer, and could be towed behind a variety of half-tracks or trucks. such as the OpelI Blitz. the armoured SdKfz 251 and the unarmoured SdKfz 7 and SdKfz 11 artillery-towing half-track vehicles. Self-propelled mount included the SdKfz 7/1; it could be mounted even on tank hulls to produce fully armoured mobile ant-aircraft vehicles, such as the Panzer IV based Wirbelwind and the original Möbelwagen prototype-design, anti-aircraft tanks.
Number of Parts: 104 pieces / 4 sprues
Contents may vary from those shown. Supplied unpainted, assembly required. Scenery, glue and paint not included.
This product is intended for experienced modelers. Please keep away from children. It contains very small parts with sharp edges. Not suitable for anybody under the age of 14 years.
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Manufacturer: Rubicon Models
Model: 280073 2cm Flakvierling 38 with SdAh 51/52 Trailer & Crew
Scale: 1/56 (28mm)
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