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1/72 88mm FlaK 36, 10.Pz.Div. Tunisia 1943
Barcode: 0 89195 60631 0
Case Pack: 24 pieces per carton
Box Size: 5.1" x 3.9" x 2.6"
The latest Dragon Armor new item is a 1/72 scale replica of a German 8.8cm Flak 36 gun. The famous weapon is finished in camouflage suitable for North Africa. Originally an antiaircraft weapon, the “88” was one of the most famous weapons of WWII. One variant was the Flugzeugabwehrkanone (Flak) 36, which was in its element when serving as an anti-tank cannon. It had a two-piece barrel for easier replacement, and a heavier Sd.Anh.202 carriage that meant it could fire without being emplaced if necessary. The 7.4-tonne gun could be readied for action in just 2.5 minutes. Muzzle velocity was 820m/ and it was particularly deadly against enemy tanks, especially in the type of long-range encounters that occurred in North Africa.
Dragon Armor’s newest depiction of the Flak 36 shows a weapon in service with the 10th Panzer Division in Tunisia, 1943. This division had been rushed to North Africa in late 1942 after the Allied landings under Operation Torch. The division had some successes against ‘green’ US Army units, including the Battle of Kasserine Pass in 1943. The gun on its cruciform platform is painted in a typical sand and green camouflage scheme. Of interest is the barrel that’s still painted in a panzer gray color. This was a legendary weapon of WWII, and Dragon’s model is accomplished in both its level of detail and desert finish.
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