German 20 mm Quad FlaK 38 Self-Propelled on Opel Blitz Truck

ESCI 1:72 Scale Artillery Review

German 20 mm Quad FlaK 38 Self-Propelled on Opel Blitz Truck, with Luftwaffe crew, 1:72 Model Kit ESCI 8366

ESCI 2 cm FlaK-Vierling 38 Sfl. mounted on an Opel Blitz truck, and attended by Luftwaffe crew figures. The anti-aircraft gun is not permanently attached to the truck, it may be dismounted and deployed in an anti-aircraft emplacement or on a support weapon stand compatible with the Crossfire game system. The truck has a separate canvas tilt which may be used to instantly convert the vehicle from an anti-aircraft platform to a cargo truck. This model of the FlaK-Vierling 38 has been upgraded, using 1:72 scale turned brass barrels available from Micro RealistiXX, which are much thinner and look more realistic than the original plastic barrels supplied with the ESCI kit.

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Good value for money, this kit combines the Opel Blitz 3,6-36S Cargo Truck and the ESCI model of the 2 cm L.112.5 FlaK-Vierling 38.

Compatible with Hasegawa, Italeri, Revell, and CDC.

The Opel Blitz truck included in the ESCI kit of the 2 cm L.112.5 FlaK-Vierling 38 Sfl. may double as a cargo truck when it is not used to transport the anti-aircraft gun. The flak model and the separate canvas tilt may be used to indicate the truck in one role or the other.

Sample from ESCI/ERTL

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