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German Flakpanzer Gepard A1/A2
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.

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Manufacturer: Meng Models
Stock Number: MGK TS030
Scale: 1/35
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

Nowadays, there are countless anti-aircraft weapons with a maximum firing range of over 100km. However, on the west side of the Iron Curtain in the last century, the Flakpanzer Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a maximum firing range of 4km was a rare powerful anti-aircraft weapon.

In 1973, the Gepard was formally finalized. It opened a new era of self-propelled anti-aircraft gun by combining firepower, fire control and power supply in the vehicle. It's based on the chassis of the Leopard 1 main battle tank. It's lengthened by 80mm to place a Daimler Benz 4-cylinder auxiliary engine. It has two 35mm L/90 KDA autocannons, a search radar and a target tracking radar. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Gepard has been upgraded to the A2 version. A new cooling system is added to the rear of the turret. New muzzle brake and tracking radar are installed to replace the old ones to meet the operational needs in the new era. Gepard operators include Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, It's the No.1 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun in terms of production quantity and quantity in service.

Kit can be built as a Gepard A1 or A2 version. Three different muzzle brakes are included.

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