Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G "Wirbelwind" Early Production (2 in 1) # 6926

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Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G "Wirbelwind" Early Production (2 in 1) # 6926
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The Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G "Wirbelwind" was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun used by the German army during World War II.

The "Flakpanzer" designation stands for "anti-aircraft tank" in English.

The Wirbelwind was an early production version of the Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G and was first introduced in 1944.

It was built on the chassis of the Panzer IV tank and was equipped with a quad 20mm Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun.

The Flakvierling 38 was a rapid-fire weapon capable of firing up to 1,800 rounds per minute.

It was effective against both aircraft and ground targets, and the Wirbelwind's mobility and speed made it a versatile and deadly weapon on the battlefield.

The Wirbelwind's name means "Whirlwind" in English, a reference to the rapid-fire capability of its weapons.

It was designed to provide mobile anti-aircraft protection for German armoured units and was often used in a defensive role against Allied air attacks.

Despite its effectiveness as an anti-aircraft weapon, the Wirbelwind had its limitations.

Its thin armour provided little protection against ground-based threats, and its open-topped design left its crew vulnerable to enemy fire.

Overall, the Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G "Wirbelwind" Early Production was an important addition to Germany's armoured forces during World War II.

Its rapid-fire anti-aircraft guns and mobility made it a versatile and deadly weapon, although its limitations in terms of armour and crew protection meant that it was not without its weaknesses.

Dragon is now offering a convenient 2-in-1 kit of the German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind.

The 2-in-1 option allows modelers to buy the kit and then decide later whether they want to build the vanilla or the Zimmerit version of the air defence vehicle.

To permit this degree of flexibility, the box contains two complete sets of lower hulls, upper hulls, glacis plates and other relevant components.

All associated detail of the open-topped turret, hull and running gear is furnished, and the kit also utilizes Dragon’s highly acclaimed 2cm Flakvierling 38.

This is a welcome arrival thanks to the 2-in-1 versatility, as well as the fact that the Flakpanzer IV is not released very frequently.

Indeed, this kit should put wind in the sails of German AFV devotees!

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