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ModelCollect Armour Gold Edition AS72071
Rheinmetall-Borsig 128mm Flakzwilling 40/2 Display Model
German Army, Germany, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Rheinmetall-Borsig 128mm Flakzwilling 40/2   4.25"   3.75"

The 12.8 cm FlaK 40 was a German World War II anti-aircraft gun. Although it was not produced in great numbers, it was one of the most effective heavy AA guns of its era. Development of the gun began in 1936, with the contract being awarded to Rheinmetall Borsig. The first prototype gun was delivered for testing in late 1937 and completed testing successfully. The gun weighed nearly 12 tonnes in its firing position, with the result that its barrel had to be removed for transport. Limited service testing showed this was impractical, so in 1938 other solutions were considered. The eventual solution was to simplify the firing platform, based on the assumption it would always be securely bolted into concrete. The total weight of the Flakzwilling twin-gun mount system reached 26.5 tonnes, making it practically impossible to tow cross-country. In the end, this mattered little since by the time the gun entered production in 1942, it was used in primary static defensive applications. There were four twin mounts on the fortified anti-aircraft Zoo Tower, and they were also on other flak towers protecting Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna. During the Battle of Berlin, the guns on the Zoo Tower were used successfully to support ground forces, where the heavy 128 mm shells obliterated Soviet armor, especially when hit from the side. The rush to capture the Reichstag led to dozens of tanks being destroyed. Approximately 200 were mounted on railcars, providing limited mobility.

Rheinmetall-Borsig 128mm Flakzwilling 40/2

The Flakzwilling 40/2 was was pair of 12.8 cm FlaK 40 mounted on a static dual mounting with a total weight of 26 tonnes, capable of firing 20 rounds per minute. Used mainly on flak towers. Production started in 1942 with 10 twin sets produced, another eight in 1943, and in February 1945 a total of 34 were available.

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ModelCollect Armour Gold Edition

The ModelCollect "Armour Gold Edition" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:72 scale. These models arrive pre-assembled and professionally hand-painted with a high degree of accuracy and realism. The overall quality and finish is comparable to similar models from Dragon Models and Hobby Master.

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  • Molded 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.

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