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Flakpanzer Iv "Wirbelwind" 280079 1/56


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The Rubicon Models Panzer IV Wirbelwind kit provides a comprehensive and detailed representation of the German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the Panzer IV chassis. This model kit captures the unique design and functionality of the Wirbelwind, which played a significant role in the German anti-aircraft defenses during the latter part of World War II.

Historical Background
Development: The Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" was developed in 1944 as a successor to the Möbelwagen, another self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. Its development was driven by the need for a more mobile and effective anti-aircraft platform as Allied air superiority increased.
Design: The Wirbelwind featured a unique open-top nine-sided turret housing a 2cm Flakvierling 38 quad-barrel anti-aircraft gun. The turret's distinctive shape earned it the nickname "Keksdose" or "Biscuit Tin."
Production: Produced by Ostbau Werke, the Wirbelwind was built by converting existing Panzer IV chassis. Production numbers vary, with estimates between 87 and 105 units.
Combat Use: The Wirbelwind was effective against both aerial and lightly armored ground targets, providing much-needed protection for German forces against Allied air attacks.
Product Features
Scale: 1/56 (28mm)
Kit Contents:
Gun Elevation Options: The kit includes options for fixed gun elevation angles at 0° or 40°, allowing for varied display configurations.
Barrel Choices: Two different gun barrel options are provided to cater to both modelers and gamers.
Hatch Options: All hatches can be modeled in either the open or closed position, offering flexibility in display and diorama settings.
Stowage Options: Extra stowage items are included to enhance the realism and detail of the model.
Crew Figures: Four detailed gun crew figures are included to complement the anti-aircraft gun and provide a dynamic scene.
Parts: The kit consists of 213 pieces spread across 7 sprues, ensuring a detailed and accurate build.
Assembly and Display
Modeling Experience: This kit is suitable for intermediate to advanced modelers, providing a detailed assembly process with multiple customization options. The inclusion of different gun elevations and barrel choices adds to the complexity and enjoyment of the build.
Display Potential: The completed model can be displayed individually or as part of a larger diorama, showcasing the Wirbelwind in various combat scenarios. Its detailed construction and included crew figures make it a standout piece in any World War II collection.
Historical Accuracy: The kit's design and features ensure a historically accurate representation of the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind, making it a valuable addition for enthusiasts and historians.

The Rubicon Models Panzer IV Wirbelwind kit is a meticulously detailed model that captures the essence of this unique German anti-aircraft vehicle. With its flexible assembly options, detailed crew figures, and extensive parts count, it offers a rewarding building experience and a highly accurate finished model.

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