This item is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.
The 2cm Flak 38 was a variant of the earlier Flak 30 naval gun developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig from the Swiss Solothurn ST-5. The Flak 38 was to have a greater rate of fire with improved ammunition feeding, though the 20-round box magazine was retained. The rate of fire (practical) was raised from 120 rpm to 220 rpm, while the overall weight of the weapon was lowered. With a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s, the Flak 38 had a range of 2,200 meters. In 1940 the 2cm Flakvierling (quad mounting) 38 was officially adopted by the German army as its standard light anti-aircraft weapon. Mauser was made responsible for the development work and subsequent production of this variant. All four guns could be fired with a combined rate of fire of 800 rpm, or the weapons could be fired in pairs. During the war it was used either vehicle mounted or on its familiar 4-gun Sd.Ah 52 towed carriage. As the war progressed, ammunition was developed for ground use against vehicles and ground works.
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Includes: Plastic Sprues, Photoetch.
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