COBI FLAKPANZER IV WIRBELWIND SET (2548)
The COBI FLAKPANZER IV WIRBELWIND SET (2548) features 580 highly detailed brick parts and colorful, easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI FLAKPANZER IV Set parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with the quality of COBI sets. COBI Sets differ in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
The COBI WIRBELWIND IV includes 2 figures and all the markings are pad printed so stickers are not necessary.
Both children and adults will get hours of enjoyment from this COBI FLAKPANZER IV WIRBELWIND SET (2548) . Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
COBI FLAKPANZER IV WIRBELWIND 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.
The Panzer IV’s turret was removed and replaced with an open-top, nine-sided turret that housed a 2 cm Flakvierling 38, a quadruple mount of 20 mm cannon. A closed-top design would have been preferable, but this was not possible due to the heavy smoke generated by the four anti-aircraft guns. The shape of the turret earned it the nickname Keksdose (“biscuit tin”).Production of the tank was carried out by Ostbau Werke in Sagan, Silesia. However, in combat the 2 cm shells, while being able to be fired at a high rate and devastating to any aircraft in a precise burst, the guns lacked range and were sometimes ineffective if several shells did not hit an aircraft at once. Thus, a more powerful successor, with an armament that hit harder and had a longer range, was produced which eventually replaced it. Known as the Flakpanzer IV Ostwind (“East Wind”), the successor was equipped with a single 3.7 cm Flak 43.
The combination of armor and rapid fire from the four guns of the Wirbelwind made it very effective against lightly armoured ground targets such as trucks and armored cars; infantry were particularly vulnerable.
Between 87 and 105 Wirbelwinds were converted from repaired Panzer IV chassis, but due to discrepancies between the recorded production numbers at Ostbau Werke and Wehrmacht service records, the actual number may never be known.
To learn more about the real vehicle that inspired the COBI FLAKPANZER IV WIRBELWIND SET visit Wikipedia page here.
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