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Bolt Action: German Flak 37 8.8cm

Multi-part Artillery & Crew Kit

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Bolt Action: German Flak 37 8.8cm

Originally developed as an anti-aircraft weapon, the Flak 37 8.8cm (orEighty-eight as it became known by Allied troops) had a high muzzle velocity toallow it to reach the higher ranges modern bombers were capable of at the time.This would make it an exceptionally deadly anti-tank weapon as many Allied tankcrews would learn to their peril. The 88 could also be deployed as aconventional artillery piece – as one infantryman noted, the 88 was‘anti-everything’…

Capable of firing in extremis whilst still attached to its wheeled carriages(although with limited traverse or elevation), the 88 could be fully deployedonto its cruciform firing platform and ready to fire in around two and a halfminutes.

Many 88s were fitted with a large gunshield although there were many examplesof this being dispensed with. Being such a large and heavy weapon it could onlybe towed by larger prime movers such as the Sd.Kfz 7 halftrack.

The 88 saw service during the Spanish Civil War as well as on all fronts inwhich the Germans fought during WWII. Capable of penetrating armour plate up to108mm thick at ranges of up to 1,100 yards, the 88’s fearsome reputationgrew immensely during its service in the Western Desert where it was one of thevery few weapons capable of dealing with the British Matilda II infantry tanks.A similar scenario unfolded on the Eastern Front as the 88 was among the rareweapons able to tackle the new Soviet T-34 and KV tanks.

The Flak 37 was the final production iteration of the 88, being almostidentical to the Flak 36 bar the updated instruments allowing for a greaterlevel of autonomy in fire control.

This Flak 37 kit is supplied with 8.8cm shells and shell cases and can bebuilt to both traverse and elevate – neither enemy armour nor aircraft willbe safe!

Contains:

  • One 1/56 scale hard plastic WWII 8.8cm Flak 37 dual-purpose AA/AT gun
  • 7 metal German Army crew
  • Bolt Action stat card
  • Full-colour waterslide decal sheet
  • Construction leaflet

The models come supplied unpainted and unassembled, contents may varyfrom the box image.

Product Details

Product Code: 28144205
Barcode: 5060572500334
Brand: Bolt Action


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Our delivery rates vary based on the weight and volume of your total order. An accurate shipping cost will be calculated during the checkout process. Orders are shipped by air via Australia Post straight to your door! 

Delivery Times
The Board Gamer orders ship from our fulfillment partner Mighty Ape. Their warehouse is based in New Zealand with daily flights across the Tasman with Australia Post.

As a result of courier delays the current standard delivery times for In Stock products using Australia Post are as follows:

 

 QLD  4-7 business days
 NSW  4-8 business days
 ACT  4-8 business days
 VIC  6-9 business days
 SA  7-10 business days

 TAS, WA

8-10 business days                                         
 NT  10-13 business days                 

 

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