Dragon 1/72 Flakpanzer V Coelian DR 7236
- Intricate Flakpanzer V newly designed
- New twin 3.7cm FlaK 43 cannons can be adjusted to different positions
- One-piece plastic gun barrels are well detailed
- Slide-molded upper hull w/full detail
- Armored sife skirts reproduced
- Detailed desidned for rear plate and stowage boxes
- Engine deck w/delicate details
- Intricate road wheels
- One-piece DS tracks
Germanys Luftwaffe was numerically outnumbered as WWII progressed, with the Fatherland and tactical units constantly being bombed and strafed by enemy aircraft. This called for more effective antiaircraft systems than Germany hitherto possessed, which initially were often poorly protected halftracks. New self-propelled AA types were put into service, including the Flakpanzer IV. A new type was also planned ... the Flakpanzer V Coelian from Rheinmetall - though it was never put into production due to the wars end and the lack of enough chassis for conversion. The Coelian featured a special armored turret that would protect the crew inside the vehicle. It used a standard Panther tank chassis upon which were mounted twin 3.7cm FlaK 43 cannons.
Dragon is now offering a fine 1/72 scale model kits of this interesting-looking German AA vehicle. It features the dual antiaircraft guns mounted based on a Panther chassis. The fully enclosed turret is a brand new molding, carefully replicating the prototypical structure and the twin-barrel cannons mounted inside. The turret and gun system is made true to scale. While this system never had the requisite time to get off the drawing board, Dragons engineers are proud to bring this exciting model kits to modelers!
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