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Paul at Warlord Games Sponsoring Member of TMP of Warlord Games writes:

Able to shoot down bombers and destroy heavily armored Allied tanks, the new Afrika Korps 8.8cm Flak 37 is the perfect weapon for the open deserts…

Afrika Korps 8.8 cm Flak 37

Originally developed as an anti-aircraft weapon, the Flak 37 8.8cm (or 88, as it became known by Allied troops) had a high muzzle velocity to allow it to reach the higher altitudes modern bombers were capable of at the time. This would make it an exceptionally deadly anti-tank weapon, as many Allied tank crews would learn to their peril. The 88 could also be deployed as a conventional artillery piece – as one infantryman noted, the 88 was anti-everything…

The 88's fearsome reputation grew immensely during its service in the Western Desert, where it was one of the very few weapons capable of dealing with the British Matilda II infantry tanks.

Capable of firing accurately whilst still attached to its wheeled carriage, penetrating armor plate up to 108mm thick at ranges of up to 1,100 yards, the 88 could be fully deployed onto its cruciform firing platform and ready to fire in around two and a half minutes.

Many 88s were fitted with a large gunshield, although in the desert there were many examples of this being dispensed with.

In Bolt Action

Use the Flak 37 just like Rommel did in the Western Desert, well placed with an open field of fire as far back out of reach of enemy units as possible and well dug in. Utilize the super-heavy anti-tank gun on a rotating platform to blast apart enemy armor from far distances. With the addition of a spotter in a forward deployment position relaying coordinates, nothing will be safe!

Bolt Action Profile:

Cost: 128 points (inexperienced), 160 points (regular), 192 points (Veteran)
Teams: 7 Men
Weapons: 1 super-heavy anti-tank gun on a rotating platform
Options: May add a spotter for plus 10 points
Special Rules: Gun Shield
Team Weapon
Fixed
Flak
Versatile
Found in: Page 41 of the Armies of Germany 2nd Edition book

In the Box

This Flak 37 kit is supplied with 8.8cm shells and shell cases, and can be built to both traverse and elevate – neither enemy armor nor aircraft will be safe!

Contains:

One 1:56 scale hard plastic WWII 8.8cm Flak 37 dual-purpose AA/AT gun
7 metal German DAK crew
Bolt Action stat card
Full-color waterslide decal sheet
Construction leaflet

Afrika Korps 8.8 cm Flak 37

You can pre-order yours here.

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