Academy Models Flakoanzer IV Wirbelwind German Anti-Aircraft TankMilitary Kits : Ground Armor : Self-Propelled Guns
- For Ages: 14+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $23.27
Item DescriptionThe Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" (Whirlwind in English) was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the Panzer IV tank. It was developed in 1944 as a successor to the earlier self-propelled anti-aircraft gun Mobelwagen.
In the first years of the war, the Wehrmacht had less interest in developing self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, but as the Allies began to gain air superiority, the need for more mobile and better-armed self-propelled anti-aircraft guns increased. During the early summer of 1944, SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Karl Wilhelm Krause with the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend came up with the concept of the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind. He presented the concept to SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Max Wunsche, commanding officer of the 12th SS Panzer Regiment and it was approved by Hitler.
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