BRONCO Plastic model kit for the construction of a German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun Versuchsflakwagen 8.8cm Flak 37 auf Sonderfahrgestell (Pz.Sfl.IVc) of WW II, in 1/35 scale.
Plastic kit from BRONCO, for the asembly of a German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun Versuchsflakwagen 8.8cm Flak 37 auf Sonderfahrgestell(Pz.Sfl.IVc) of WW II, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, clear parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts and decals.
The 8.8 cm Flak.41 anti-aircraft artillery vehicle is also known as the Cricket 10 self-propelled artillery. The armored self-propelled artillery series was the first to be named after the insect "cricket" and was built in 1942. The components of the hull are from several different vehicles, but the hull is usually based on the Panzer IV tank and the Sd Kfz 9 series. The artillery is installed in the operating room at the rear of the vehicle body, and it is protected by armors that can be folded down on both sides during action. Three such test vehicles were made in 1944. The main guns installed were the 8.8 cm Flak.37 and later Flak.41 anti-aircraft guns. One such Flak.37 air defense self-propelled artillery vehicle was sent to the Italian front to participate in the actual combat test of the 304 air defense artillery company (SF) of the 26th Armored Division. Since the test was considered a success, the second batch of crickets 10 is made to order. Other members of the cricket family include cricket 17 with 17 cm caliber artillery mounted on the leopard and Tiger II body.