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Versuchsflakwagon 88mm Flak 37
CMOT
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 03:39 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the Bronco Models release of the Versuchsflakwagon Fur 8.8cm Flak 37 Auf Sonderfahegestall (Pz.Sfl.IVc) in 1/35th scale. This is the version that went to Italy and may have been used in action.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 03:06 AM UTC
Nice review, Darren. While not a big contributor to the German war effort, this baby still is pretty interesting to tread heads.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 06:28 PM UTC
Very interesting tank and kit.
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 02:27 PM UTC
Beautiful vehicle... I have already built the Flak41 version and some time in the future will go for this as well
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 02:00 AM UTC
got this kit, lots of small parts & detail. She will take a while to build. Yes, I agree, a metal barrel would be nice.
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 09:22 AM UTC
It isindeed a wonderful kit, and as I wanted this version of it I substituted Dragon's excellent (if complex) Flak 37 kit #6287 TWO YEARS AGO to build this new version. It was a fine piece of kit-bashing indeed! And now everyone else can have one too!
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 09:27 AM UTC
Frank why did you do that when Bronco included the Dragon offering in the kit?
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 09:52 AM UTC
That's a good question.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 05:44 AM UTC
Well, the original kit that I had at hand had the Flak 41 and I wanted the original trials version so I back-dated it by substituting the other Flak 37 from Dragon only to have -naturally- Bronco release that version as well. Now I have both versions.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:15 AM UTC
Frank, the Flak41 version was released by Bronco *before* the Flak37...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 09:21 PM UTC

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Frank, the Flak41 version was released by Bronco *before* the Flak37...



That's what he is saying. He bought the original kit with the Flak 41 two years ago, and replaced the gun with the Flak 37 so he could build the version that Bronco has now released two years later....
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:54 AM UTC
Ops when I read "backdate it" I thought he got first the flak 37.

The original vehicle used for trials was armed with the Flak 41, which was replaced afterwards by the 37 and put in service in Italy.