1:144 WWII German
12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling

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(Panzergrau)

This model is fully painted in Panzergrau scheme and weathered. Minor assembling required.

12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling - This was a twin gun variant of the 12.8cm Flak 40 single gun version which started development in 1936. Production was by Rheinmetall Borsig. The Zwilling version was used primarily on the Flak Towers, with some mounted on rail trailers for limited mobility. The single gun version already weighted 26.5 tonnes, so the Zwilling version was impossible to be used as a towed artillery.

The gun used a charge four times as powerful as the 88 Flaks and could fire a 27.9kg warhead to a ceiling of 14800 meters. The warhead reached its target one third the time required by an 88 and was effective against high speed targets.

The 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling required a crew of 21 to operate excluding the Geschützführer, although 10 of which were to just bringing the ammunition form storage to the gun during firing.

(Special thanks to Wolfgang and Thomas.)

This model features a transverse bracket on a mount to be fixed on a concrete platform. Guns can be elevated in sync with hydraulic pistons.

This model was designed according to a set of original WWII drawings obtained by CGD, very possibly created by the Rheinmetall Borsig engineers in 1941.

(Special thanks to Wolfgang.)

 

(Diorama, other vehicles and figures NOT included)














TRUE 1:144 SCALE
Not "N" scale or 1:160.

The model is fabricated with state of the art "3D Printing" technology. Highly detailed. Product of Hong Kong.