37mm Flak 43 L/60
37mm Flak 36/37

RB Kit # 72B57 & B58

Preview by Rob Haelterman

The 3.7cm Flak 36 became operational in 1936 and was a development of the Flak 18, with which it shared the same type of ammunition. In 1937 the Flak 37 was introduced, which had improved optics. Both were used as a stand-alone weapon, or mounted on vehicles, like the Sd.Kfz.6/2, Sd.Kfz.7/2 or Büssing-NAG 4500A [1,2].
The 3.7cm Flak 43 was a new development, but still used the same ammunition as the Flak 36/37. It was used as a stand-alone weapon, or mounted on vehicles, like the sWS, Möbelwagen or Ostwind. It was later developed into the 3.7cm Flakzwilling 43. [1]

The length of the portion of the barrel that these sets represent is 1820mm and 1754mm for the Flak 36/37 and Flak 43 respectively, according to [3,4]. If my measurements are correct, then both sets are about 1.5% too short, which is close enough to my eye. The general shape is convincing, but the very small vent openings in the muzzle are missing. I would be surprised if any manufacturer would be able to represent this accurately, though.


[1] Die leichte und mittlere Flak 1906-1945, W. Müller, MTM Verlag.
[2] Deutsche Flak-Panzer bis 1945, W.J. Spielberger, Bernard & Graefe Verlag
[3] Panzer Tracts 12-1, Flakpanzer IV, T.L. Jentz & H.L. Doyle, Panzer Tracts
[4] Panzer Tracts 22-3, mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 5t (Sd.Kfz.6) and Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper, T.L. Jentz & H.L. Doyle, Panzer Tracts



Sample bought with author's pocket money.


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Article Last Updated: 17 November 2017

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