This RKX kit contains one Flakpanzer 38(t).
As the Luftwaffe lost control of the skies to the allies, German ground forces needed new vehicles to protect them from ground attack aircraft. Existing designs, being based on halftracks or trucks, were flawed, being
vulnerable to aerial attack themselves.
The Flakpanzer 38(t) represents an early step towards a tank-based SPAA. Taking the reliable, but now obsolete, Panzer 38(t) chassis, the crew compartment and superstructure was modified to accommodate a 2 cm Flak 38 AA gun. Work began in late 1943, with 141 completed in total, which were sent to Wehrmacht and SS divisions stationed in France and Italy.
Due to design flaws, particularly the inadequate firepower provided by the 2cm gun, and the allied invasion of France, most were destroyed, with only around 21 still in service by the end of the war.
1:56 Scale (28mm).
Supplied unassembled and unpainted.
Display base not included.