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ALA-018 1/35 Gepard Flakpanzer 38t German WW2 Light Tank model kit

Alan ALA-018 1/35 Gepard Flakpanzer 38t German WW2 Light Tank model kit
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ALA-018 1/35 Gepard Flakpanzer 38t German WW2 Light Tank model kit

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At the beginning of the WWII German ground forces were in the advantageous position due to the Luftwaffe air supremacy. As the war went on, the strengh of the Allied air forces was increasing and the balance began to change. Already in 1943, the main attack force of the Wehrmacht - its tank units- was being attacked at an alarming rate. Due to small caliber of their guns, the fighter bomber aircraft did not posess the armor penetrating capabilities of the other antitank weapons; but because they usually attacked the thinnest upper armor of the tanks, they were often quite successful. The Panzer Divisions had fairly strong antiaircraft units on their rosters since the beginning of the war, but their towed guns could not be emplaced quickly enough to help tanks operating in the terrain. A feasible solution was an antiaircraft tank, or Flakpanzer, capable of opening fire several minutes after an air raid warning. The light tank PzKpfw 38(t), famous for its exellent riding qualities and dependability, was one of the leading candidates for the Flakpanzer program. The original order for a Flakpanzer 38(t) , armed with a single barrel 2cm Flak 38, was for 150 vehicles, but only 140 were made, last of them in January-February 1944. Their single-barrel 2cm gun could not provide sufficient fire saturation against aircraft, even when the vehicles were used in groups, and, eventually, the chassis of PzKpfv IV, was used as a carrier of multibarreled or larger caliber antiaircraft guns.

Technical data
Lengh - 215 cm
Width - 225 cm
Armor - 8-15 mm
Weight - 9700 kg
Armament - 2 cm Flak38
Max.speed - 48 km/h
Crew - 5