Plastic kit to assemble a Flak 37 cannon. It also includes seven Wafen SS artillery crew figures (made of metal), an MDF base, and gaming accessories.
Originally developed as an anti-aircraft weapon, the 'eighty-eight,' as it was known to Allied troops, had a high muzzle velocity that allowed it to reach the high altitudes bombers were capable of reaching. This feature also made it an exceptionally deadly anti-tank weapon, as many Allied tank crews learned to their detriment. As such, the 88 was also deployed as a conventional artillery piece. As one infantryman noted, the 88 was "anti-everything"...
The 88 saw service on all fronts where the Germans fought during World War II. Capable of penetrating armor plates up to 108 mm thick at distances of up to 1,100 yards, the fearsome reputation of the 88 grew immensely during its service in the Western Desert, where it was one of the very few weapons capable of dealing with British Matilda II infantry tanks. A similar scenario unfolded on the Eastern Front as the 88 was among the rare weapons capable of tackling Soviet T-34 and KV tanks.
|1:56 - 28mm
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