German 88mm Flak Gun 1/35 scale model kits collection
The German 88mm flak gun is probably one of the most well-known and famous weapons that took part in the World War Two. The German army started using the 88mm gun as an anti-aircraft weapon. However, the lack of effectiveness of existing Anti-Tank weapons against Russian tanks led to start using the 88mm gun as an anti-tank weapon. And it was more successful than expected. This weapon also led to develop many related guns that were mounted in vehicles, tanks and devices. Therefore, because it was one of the most recognized weapons during the war, many manufacturers have also built model kits at different scales from 1/72 to 1/35. Perhaps the scale that offers more detail is the 1/35, and several manufacturers offer models with different versions, camouflage and divisional symbols. Here we present some of the existing models for the German 88 Gun Flak model kits:
German 88mm Gun Flak 36.37 Model Kit Tamiya Models
This famous weapon is well known for its role in World War II. It did, in fact, have its origins during the first World War, when guns of this calibre were used in an anti aircraft role.
1/35 88mm Flak 37 model kit by DRAGON
- This is the 1/35 Scale 88mm Flak 37 (3 in 1) Plastic Model Kit from the ’39 – ’45 Series by Dragon. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.
- Features: • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey • 3 in 1: three kinds of gun shield included
- Two additional new slide-molded gun shields also included •New tire designs that required incredible 8-direction slide molds to correctly capture the shape of the real thing
- Tires intentionally shaped to mimic bulging caused by a heavy load • Typical meter of Flak 37 produced in a clear part with printing inside to reflect the real meter’s display
- Recoil cylinder covers appropriate for
- Includes: • One plastic model
- Specs: • Scale: 1:35 • Parts: 530+
- Part number(s) included (in factory packaging): 6287
FlaK 36 auf Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Model Kit (1/35 Scale), 88mm
Antiaircraft defense became very important with the advent of powerful air forces in WWII. As the war progressed, the German side was frantic for weapons to oppose Allied aircraft on both fronts, and so they tried mounting weapons, including the famous 8.8cm cannon, on any functioning chassis. One such makeshift solution placed a Flak 36 gun on the chassis of a Panzer IV Ausf. H tank chassis. Mounted high atop the hull and without any stabilizer jacks, this was clearly an ad hoc solution that was not destined to enter production. Furthermore, there was no protection whatsoever for the crew.
1/35 88mm FlaK 37 mit Behelfslafette
1/35 Pz.Sfl.IVc Versuchsflakwagen Fur 8.8cm Flak.37 Auf Sonderfahrgestell
The 8.8 cm Flak 37 (commonly called the eighty-eight) was a German 88 mm anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. This plastic tank model kits range accurately recreates the real life German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun from World War II.
1:35 WWII German 88mm Flak Crew Set 2 Luftwaffe 3 Resin Figures
1/35 German 88mm L71 Flak 41 AA Gun w/Crew
The 88 mm gun (eighty-eight) was a German anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. It was widely used by Germany throughout the war, and was one of the most recognized German weapons of the war. Development of the original models led to a wide variety of guns.The name applies to a series of guns, the first one officially called the 8.8 cm Flak 18, the improved 8.8 cm Flak 36, and later the 8.8 cm Flak 37. Flak is a contraction of German Flugzeugabwehrkanone meaning “aircraft-defensive cannon”, the original purpose of the eighty-eight. In informal German use, the guns were universally known as the Acht-acht (“eight-eight”), a contraction of Acht-komma-acht Zentimeter (“8.8 cm”). In English, “flak” became a generic term for ground anti-aircraft fire.The versatile carriage allowed the eighty-eight to be fired in a limited anti-tank mode when still on wheels, and to be completely emplaced in only two-and-a-half minutes. Its successful use as an improvised anti-tank gun led to the development of a tank gun based upon it. These related guns served as the main armament of tanks such as the Tiger I: the 8.8 cm KwK 36, with the “KwK” abbreviation standing for KampfwagenKanone (“Battletank Cannon”).In addition to these Krupp’s designs, Rheinmetall created later a more powerful anti-aircraft gun, the 8.8 cm Flak 41, produced in relatively small numbers. Krupp responded with another prototype of the long-barreled 88 mm gun, which was further developed into the anti-tank and tank destroyer 8.8 cm Pak 43 gun, and turret-mounted 8.8 cm KwK 43 heavy tank gun.
German 88mm L71 Flak 41 Anti-Aircraft Gun with Sd.Ah.202 Trailer 1:35
The 88 mm gun (eighty-eight) was a German anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. It was widely used by Germany throughout the war, and was one of the most recognized German weapons of the war. Development of the original models led to a wide variety of guns.
88mm Flak 37 Gun Armored Vehicle 3n1 1/35 scale
1:35 German 88mm L71 Flak 41 Anti-Aircraft Gun w/Sd.Ah.202
88mm FLAK 36 w/FLAK ARTILLERY CREW 1/35
88mm Flak Gun Technical specifications
|Weight||7,407 kg (16,325 lbs) in mounted position|
|Length||5.791 m (20 ft)|
|Barrel length||4.938 m (16 ft 2 in) L/56 (56 calibers)|
|Height||2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) (firing)|
|Shell||88 × 571 mm. R|
|Caliber||88 mm (3.46 in)|
|Barrels||One, 32 grooves with right-hand increasing twist from 1/45 to 1/30|
|Breech||Horizontal semi-automatic sliding block|
|Recoil||Independent liquid and hydropneumatic|
|Elevation||-3° to +85°|
|Rate of fire||15–20 rpm|
|Muzzle velocity||840 m/s (2,690 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||14,860 m (16,250 yds) ground target
8000 m (26,240 ft) effective ceiling
|Maximum firing range||9900 m (32,500 ft) maximum ceiling|