Saturday, July 07, 2012

1/144 German 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling - CGD.

1/144 German 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling - CGD.
The  new 1/144 German 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling from CGD. This vehicle is fully painted in Panzergrau scheme and weathered. Minor assembling required.

12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling - This was a twin gun variant of the 12.8cm Flak 40 single gun version which started development in 1936. Production was by Rheinmetall Borsig. The Zwilling version was used primarily for use on the Flak Towers, with some mounted on rail trailers for limited mobility. The single gun version already weighted 26.5 tonnes, so the Zwilling version was impossible to be used as a towed artillery.

The gun used a charge four times as powerful as the 88 Flaks and could fire a 27.9kg warhead to a ceiling of 14800 meters. The warhead reached its target one third the time required by an 88 an was effective against high speed targets.

Designed using Official Archive Drawings

The 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling required a crew of 21 to operate excluding the Geschützführer, although 10 of which were to just bringing the ammunition form storage to the gun during firing.

This model features a traversing bracket on a mount to be fixed on a concrete platform. Guns can be elevated in sync with hydraulic pistons.

Available from: 
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