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Precision Model Art P0307
Daimler-Benz Sd.Kfz.8 FlaK 18 Diecast Model
German Army,

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Daimler-Benz Sd.Kfz.8 FlaK 18   4"   1.25"

The Sonderkraftfahrzeug 8 ("special motorized vehicle 8") was a German half-track that saw widespread use in World War II. Its main roles were as a prime mover for heavy towed guns. Approximately 4,000 were produced between 1938 and 1945. It was used in every campaign fought by the Germans in World War II. Ten 8.8 cm Flak 18 anti-aircraft guns were mounted on pedestals on DB s8 and DB 9 chassis in 1939 as the 8.8 cm Flak 18 (Sfl.) auf Zugkraftwagen 12t (Sd.Kfz. 8) for anti-tank duties. A gun shield was provided for the 88, but the gun crew had no other protection. The driver's cab was replaced by a lower, armored cupola and the engine compartment was lightly armored. The gun could fire directly ahead without any problem, but traverse was limited to 151 to each side by the gun shield. All ten were assigned to the first company of the anti-tank battalion Panzerjager-Abteilung 8 which participated in the Invasion of Poland in 1939, the Battle of France in 1940 and Operation Barbarossa in 1941. The company was redesignated as Panzerjager-Kompanie ("Anti-Tank Company") 601 in January 1942 and then as the third company of Anti-Tank Battalion 559 the following April. It reported that the last three vehicles had been lost by March 1943.

Daimler-Benz Sd.Kfz.8 FlaK 18

Designed as a prime-mover for very heavy towed guns, the Sd.Kfz.8 entered production in 1937.

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Precision Model Art

The Precision Model Art range presents detailed, ready made diecast models of military vehicles.

Precision Model Art diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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