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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Oct 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

I am looking for a late war flak gun in 20mm to place in a flak tower/bunker.

First, recommendations whether it should be a 37mm or a 20mm Quad?

Second, recommendations on a 20mm-scale model to use?

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Oct 2017 12:31 p.m. PST

I also thought a twin 37mm might work.

This is to be beside a V-1 site.

wrgmr109 Oct 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

37mm single, Britannia Grubby tanks.

Rich Bliss09 Oct 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

20mm from Zvesda

Lion in the Stars09 Oct 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

Pretty sure Dragon models does a Flakvierling.

GReg BRad10 Oct 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

Italeri have a gun set 7026 with the following The 75mm Pak 40, the 37mm Pak 37 and the quad 20mm anti-aircraft.

GReg BRad10 Oct 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

The 20mm is a quad.

deephorse10 Oct 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

My research so far suggests that there weren't any flak emplacements at V-1 sites, and certainly not flak towers. Can never say never, of course, so go with what you want, it's your game after all.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 Oct 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

It's more a concrete emplacement. Of course it's largely for the visual appeal.

Thanks for all the advice.

Griefbringer10 Oct 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

Italeri have a gun set 7026 with the following The 75mm Pak 40, the 37mm Pak 37 and the quad 20mm anti-aircraft.

Which is a re-release of an earlier Esci kit:


Notice that the AA gun in question is mounted on a trailer for transport, so to actually use it in a firing position would require scratch-building a proper base for it.

Zvezda also produces a single-barrel version of the gun, which is mounted on a proper base for firing:


God wills it Inactive Member19 Oct 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

37mm and 20mm quad were used on flaktowers.

Armo do very nice resin models

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