In 1940 the Wehrmacht needed a special heavy mobile anti-aircraft vehicle, able to transport the 88mm Flak 36 gun on its own chassis. The future vehicle had a very particular task - the escort of the Fuhrer as part of a special division ("Führerbegleit - Flakabteilung") to the front, where they were to ensure the constant safety of the head of state, manned by personnel dedicated to all measures of anti-aircraft defense. The first cars were constructed in the same year and were delivered to the specially created 1st battalion of the 42nd anti-aircraft regiment, which was based in Dresden. From 1942 to 1944 the battalion was constantly moved from one part of the front to another, and in 1944 it was sent to Romania, where at that time the government of the country announced a truce with the USSR. In heavy fighting with Soviet troops it was almost completely destroyed. Some vehicles moved to a new base in Hungary, but at the beginning of 1945 during battles with the Soviet armies the remainder of the division was completely destroyed. None of the 88mm guns on the Vomag chassis survived the war.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Vallejo paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- High quality plastic pieces
- Includes illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for three versions:
1. Selbstfahrlafett auf Fahrgestell VOMAG 7 or 660 with 8.8cm Flak, unknown vehicle, 42nd Flak Regiment, based at Budapest Hungary, spring 1945
2. Selbstfahrlafett auf Fahrgestell VOMAG 7 or 660 with 8.8cm Flak, WL 19574, 42nd Flak Regiment, Dresden anti-aircraft Defense, autumn 1941
3. Selbstfahrlafett auf Fahrgestell VOMAG 7 or 660 with 8.8cm Flak, WL 19492, 1st Abteilung 42nd Flak Regiment, Poland, summer 1940
Matte Light Olive
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