1:72 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind

1:72 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind
Brand: Hasegawa
Product Code: HMT47

Recommended Age:14+
1:72 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind

German Anti Aircraft Tank - Ostwind 'Eastwind'

The Flakpanzer IV "Ostwind" was a German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the Panzer IV tank. It was developed in 1944 as a successor to the earlier Flakpanzer IV/2 cm Vierling Wirbelwind.

The Panzer IV's turret was removed and replaced with an open-top, hexagonal turret which housed a 3.7 cm FlaK 43. In addition to its intended role as an anti-aircraft weapon, the fast-firing gun was highly effective against light vehicles and minor fortifications. A closed-top design would have been preferable, but this was not possible due to the heavy smoke generated by the gun.

The Ostwind's main improvement over the Wirbelwind was the Flak 43's increased range and stopping power over the 2 cm Flakvierling 38 and slightly better armour on its turret.

Kit Features:

  • Skill Level 3
  • Length: 3.3 in (83 mm)
  • Width: 1.6 in (40 mm)
  • Age 14+

Plastic Model kit which requires paint and glue to complete.