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Dragon Models
An award-winning line of high quality plastic model kits that include tanks, cars, aircraft, figures, and warships in popular scales.
1/35 3.7cm FlaK 37 - Smart Kit
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ITEM NO: DRA 6483
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195864833
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 9/21/2015
ARRIVED ON: 5/13/2013
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Re-Issue in December 2015

Barcode: 0 89195 86483 3
Case Pack: 36 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 7.5" x 11.4" x 1.8"

Features:
- Newly produced ammunition box
- 3.7cm FlaK 37 realistically presented
- Gun with/without gun shield can be assembled
- Cannon can be freely posed at different angles
- Gun sight and hand wheels w/well-defined detail
- Gun cradle offers great detail definition
- Option for opened or folded gun shield
- Gun shield w/bolt detail in scale thickness
- 5-directional slide-molded one-piece gun barrel w/hollow muzzle
- Travel lock realistically presented
- Triangular base-plate gun platform authentically detailed
- 5 boxes of realistically reproduced 3.7cm ammunition included

Rheinmetall developed its 3.7cm Flak 18 anti-aircraft cannon in 1935, although only a small number were produced. However, development continued in the guise of the 3.7cm Flak 36, and when a new Zeiss sighting system (Flakvisier) was incorporated the following year, it ultimately became known as the 3.7cm Flak 37. By the time production drew down in 1944, a total of 1178 Flak 37 cannons had been manufactured. For transport the 1544kg cannon was usually mounted on a two-wheel trailer and the whole combination weighed a total of 2400kg. The weapon could traverse 360° and its theoretical rate of fire was 820m/s. Normally a crew of eight men would service each weapon, with a ceiling altitude of 4800m possible.

The same Flak 37 weapon was mounted on the Sd.Kfz.7/2 armored halftrack. Now, however, Dragon is offering a standalone kit of the antiaircraft cannon. Usefully, the kit can be built according to two options – either with or without the gun shield. Even more than that, if the gun shield is installed, it can be depicted fully extended or folded. It may be a small kit, but it is full of detail. Take the one-piece gun barrel, for example. It is made from a sophisticated five-directional slide mold in order to present an accurate replica with a hollow muzzle. Modelers can pose the gun in various elevations or degrees of traverse. It also comes complete with a set of finely scaled 3.7cm ammunition rounds to help create an authentic scene. This carefully crafted cannon is ready for immediate emplacement in a modeler’s diorama!