May 16, 2010 By:

nº02 – Altaya Flakvierling Sd.Kfz. 7/1 + Sd.Ah.51 trailer.

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24 Pz.Div. Don River sector (USSR) – 1942

Technical data:
Crew: 10.
20mm Flak 38 L/112.5
250 Km range.

The detail of the model is pretty basic. Especially the gun. The extended position is fixed, the gun turns, but can not orient its inclination. Not much detail is observed even in the passenger compartment or in the dashboard. The hood and the windshield does not contribute to a sense of realism.

On the trailer there are a couple of rifles too vague and some tools, but are always welcome this kind of accessories.

THE Sd.Kfz 7 was designed from 1934 designated to be the main trailer for anti-aircraft and artillery as the Flak 88. His production never reached to satisfy all the demands of the Wehrmacht. The armored divisions and panzer grenadiers whether they were commonly equipped with them.

Vierling means Quad in German, so, the Flakvierling Flak 38 is basically a Quad 38, an improvement which was introduced in 1940 with the increased speed of fighter aircraft. This gun would be the basis also of Wirbelwind and was mounted in numerous media such as Opel Blitz, Sd.Kfz.251, etc. He could make 800 shots per minute (sustained regime) with a vertical reach of 2,200 meters.