German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind | 1/35 Military Miniature Series No.233

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German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind
1/35 Military Miniature Series No.233 by Tamiya

Look Out Above!
With air superiority in the skies gone, German forces in the second half of WWII needed a counterpunch. One of their solutions was to develop ground-to-air weapons such as the Wirbelwind flakpanzer, which featured a rotating turret. The proven Pz.Kpfw.IV chassis was chosen as a base, and fitted with the aforementioned turret, which bristled with four 20mm Flak38 guns that could fire at up to 800 rounds a minute. The Wirbelwind was deployed from August 1944 on the Western Front, and proved a menace not only to Allied pilots but also in support of ground offensives.

About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale pastic model assembly kit.
★The unique design with Pz.Kpfw.IV chassis and a turret composed of eighteen armor plates is depicted in style.
★Quadruple 20mm anti-air guns offer an enthralling assembly process and provide elevation when complete.
★Parts such as hull front Notek light and hull rear arms stowage case have a realistic finish.
★Features four figures, including an officer looking to the skies, a gunner and loader, all in realistic pose and wearing winter gear.
★The Wirlbelwind is artfully captured in 1/35 scale, complete with an accurate depiction of the 18-panel armored turret.
★20mm cannons can be elevated and depressed. Gunner and loader fit snugly into the turret, and are depicted in the act of firing.
★The Pz.Kpfw.IV chassis is rendered realistically, with plenty of accessories included. Belt type tracks can be painted.
★Separately sold Item 35187 features dedicated tools that can be used for an effective putty Zimmerit finish.

Length: 168mm. Image shows painted and finished model.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/35 German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind

Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-1 Red brown TS-2 Dark green TS-3 Dark yellow
Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-55 Dark yellow 2 LP-56 Dark green 2 LP-57 Red brown 2
LP-1 Black LP-3 Flat black LP-4 Flat white
LP-5 Semi gloss black LP-11 Silver LP-61 Metallic gray
LP-66 Flat flesh --- ---
Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
XF-60 Dark yellow XF-61 Dark green XF-64 Red brown
XF-88 Dark yellow 2 XF-89 Dark green 2 XF-90 Red brown 2
X-1 Black X-10 Gun metal X-11 Chrome silver
X-18 Semi gloss black XF-1 Flat black XF-2 Flat white
XF-10 Flat brown XF-15 Flat flesh XF-24 Dark grey
XF-56 Metallic grey XF-65 Field grey ---
★Useful tools and materials in the construction of your model
Item 74049 Basic Drill Set*
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
*1.0 and 1.5mm drill bits required.
★Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73005 Display Case D

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Product Data

Packed Dimensions: 0.45 kg - 35 x 20 x 6.5 cm

Release Status: Released

Initital Release Date: February 1999

Please note that model kits may require adhesives/paint to bring out their full potential. Images shown may be of a prototype and final result may vary. Accessories are sold separately unless stated otherwise.

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