Kit contains the option to build 4x Wirbelwind (2cm Quad) or Ostwind (3.7cm) Anti-aircraft Tanks, and Decal Sheet
The Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) anti-aircraft tank replaces the fold-down sides of the older types with a proper armoured turret mounting quadruple 2cm FlaK38V guns.
The Ostwind (East Wind) has been designed in 1944 as a successor to the Wirbelwind. Armed with a 3.7cm FlaK43 anti-aircraft gun, it has better range and hitting power than the Quad 2cm AA gun of it's predecessor.
Both tanks are excellent dedicated AA guns capable of engaging all Allied Planes. And in other circumstances, their guns can be turned on infantry in the open to devastating effect, clearing the way for armoured support and Panzergrenadiers to punch through the gaps created.
Although armed with a 7.5cm gun like their bigger cousins the Panzer IV/70, these small tank destroyers were built on the chassis of the Panzer 38(t). As such they were slightly more manoeuvrable over rough ground and far exceeded the Panzer IV chassis on road speed.
Crewed with fresh recruits and led by experienced tank platoon leaders, their skill rating suffers compared to the Panzer IV/70, but this is more than made up in the cost saving in their points per tank. A typical company needs 8-10 of these great all-rounders and so are a good bet players will need a couple of boxes to complete their force.
Also with an all-plastic sprue, this kit offers the option of building a Flammpanzer (Flamethrower) Hetzer, a Marder (7.5cm) as a support option and is great for a multitude of uses in German Forces on the Eastern Front.