Panzer Tracts No.12-1: Flakpanzer IV and other Flakpanzer Projects
Panzer Tracts No.12-1 looks at the development, production and employment of Flakpanzers in World War 2.
Following Panzer Tracts’ high standards, the history and data are based solely on primary sources. 98 large and clear photos have been chosen to illustrate the Flakpanzer in this 82-page book.
The book includes 14 pages of 1:35 scale CAD drawings of the Möbelwagen, Wirbelwind, Ostwind, Kugelblitz, Flakpanzer III and Pz.Kpfw.38 für 2cm Flak.
To produce these highly accurate as-built drawings within the tolerance allowed to the original assembly firms for each type of Flakpanzer, no less than two, and in certain cases, up to five surviving Flakpanzer were measured in detail. Additional insight has been achieved by surveying surviving components and studying original period blueprints to ensure the drawings are as complete as possible. Independent surveys of multiple examples of each of the Flak weapons mounted add to the accuracy of the Panzer Tracts drawings.
Working closely with Hilary Doyle, Panzerwrecks has overhauled this important book with 14 extra pages and 14 more photographs – all of which are large and clear. A large proportion of the photographs have been rescanned from originals for optimum quality of reproduction.
- The Need to Defend
- 2cm Flakvierling auf Fahrgestell Pz.Kpfw.IV
- CAD Drawings
- Flakpanzer III
- Panzerkampfwagen 38 für 2cm Flak 38
14 more pages
18 more photographs
Revised information on Ostwind production
Many rewritten captions
Reworked images for clarity and tonal quality
Clearer layout and navigation
Table of Contents
Vertical title block on the covers
Perfect bound for durability
Reference for these models:
Border Model BT-007 Möbelwagen 3.7cm Flak auf Fgst. Pz.Kpfw.IV (Sf)
Trumpeter 01520 Ostwind 3.7cm Flak 43 Flakpanzer IV
Hobby Boss 80140 2cm Flak 38 Pz.Kpfw.38 (t)
Dragon 6746 3.7cm FlaK 43 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind w/Zimmerit
Dragon 6590 Flakpanzer 38(t) Ausf.M Late Production
Dragon 6889 Flakpanzer IV (3cm) Kugelblitz
Dragon 6926 Flakpanzer IV Ausf.G ‘Wirbelwind’
Italeri 6594 Flakpanzer IV Ostwind
Academy 13236 Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind