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Tamiya Italeri Series No.9

German 88mm Gun FLAK37 “Siege Of Tobruk”
Item No:37009 

Gun length in traveling position=124mm Image shows finished model. ※Enlarged Image

【 Just Another Day on the Gun Line 】 1/48 scale set depicts a simple diorama of an 88mm gun emplacement in North Africa. ★88mm gun features detailed parts. ★Parts for carriage also included to enable depiction of the gun being towed. In towed form, gun model measures 124mm long. ★Set includes 8 figures, 29 sandbags, as well as 88mm shells and shell cases. ★Other accessories include a tent, fuel drums, jerry cans, crates, and various tools. ★Markings included for guns on the North African, Russian, and Italian fronts. ※Parts for 88mm gun are product of Italeri.
【 A Desert Eight-Eight 】 On May 26, 1942, Field Marshal Rommel's Africa Corps launched an attack against the British defensive line west of Tobruk which stretched from Gazala to Bir Hacheim. As they advanced, they encountered a British unit equipped with the latest M3 Grant tanks which threatened to halt the offensive. The Africa Corps was saved when the 88mm guns of the Luftwaffe's anti-aircraft units swung into action. Their accurate long-range fire forced the British tanks to retreat, allowing the Africa Corps to continue their advance and eventually capture Tobruk on June 21st.

The information on this page is current as of July 11, 2011.

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