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  • WWII Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind - COBI 2548 - 585 Bricks

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    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. DUE FOR RE-RELEASE MARCH 2022.

    • no. of blocks: 585
    • Figures: 2
    • Accessories: to be confirmed
    • Easy to follow instruction manual
    • Compatible with leading brands of construction blocks
    • Model dimensions: 10.5CM X 21.5CM
    History.

    The Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" (Whirlwind in English) was a German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the Panzer IV tank. It was developed in 1944 as a successor to the earlier Möbelwagen self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.

    In the first years of World War II, the German military forces 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-Hauptsturmführer Karl Wilhelm Krause with the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend came up with the concept of the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind.[1] He presented the concept to SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche, commanding officer of the 12th SS Panzer Regiment and it was approved by Adolf Hitler.

    Read more about the Flakpanzer IV on Wikipedia.

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