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Trumpeter 1:35 - German 2cm Flakvierling 38 auf Selbstfahrlafette (Sd.Kfz.7/1 Late Version) - Plastic model kit #01524

The Flak 38 was a German 20mm anti-aircraft gun used throughout WWII which became the most numerously produced German artillery piece of the period. The 20mm Flakvierling 38 auf Selbstfahrlafette (Sd. Kfz. 7/1) was the result of combining the 20mm Flakvierling 38 with four Flak 38 guns and the Sd. Kfz. 7 half-track, to provide greater mobility and firepower. The Sd. Kfz. 7/1 carried 600 2cm rounds on board and 1800 rounds in the towed Sd. Ah. 56 trailer. The guns had the 360 degrees traverse by hand and could be elevated from -10 to +100 degrees. The later versions also included an armoured cab for better protection of the crews. A crew of 10 included a gun commander, eight gunners and a driver.

The first 100 vehicles were produced in 1940-1941 and production continued at a rate of 10 vehicles per month until August 1942, when the monthly rate was significantly increased. Around 800 vehicles were produced by December 1944. From 1942, most vehicles were fitted with lightly armoured driver cabs and a plate to protect the engine compartment. The armour was 8mm thick. These vehicles were issued to Flak units of the Luftwaffe and Panzer units of the German Army. Sd. Kfz. 7/1 units were used to protect armoured units against low flying aircraft but were also successfully used against ground targets.

The kit represents a late version of the Sd.Kfz.7/1 with a 20mm Flakvierling 38. Early versions featured the central circular pivot mounting for the 20mm Flakvierling 38. Later versions had a normal ground mounting fitted to the rear bed which allowed the gun to be easily removed and mounted on the standard Flakvierling Sd. Ah. 52 trailer if necessary.

Item No: 01524
Item Name: German 2cm Flakvierling 38 auf Selbstfahrlafette (Sd.Kfz.7/1 Late Version)
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static Armour
Model Dimensions: Length 312.5mm, Width 69mm, Height 107mm
Total Parts: 859 pcs
Metal Parts: Brass wire
Photo Etched parts: 5 frets
Total Sprues: 20 pcs sprues, 3 rubber tyres and an armoured cab
Paint Schemes: Markings are provided for vehicles in dark yellow with red brown and green camouflage scheme
Release date: 2009-07

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