2 cm Flakvierling auf Fahrgestell Panzer IV

German Reich (1943) Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – 1 Prototype Built In the later stages of the Second World War, the Germans lost control over the skies and their ground forces had to endure extensive enemy air attack raids. The use of self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) based on half-track chassis offered some way to fight back,…

Flakpanzer IV (3.7 cm Zwillingflak 43) ‘Ostwind II’

German Reich (1945) Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – Possibly 1 Prototype Built In the later stages of the Second World War, the Germans lost control over the skies and their ground forces had to endure extensive enemy air attack raids. The use of self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) based on half-track chassis offered some way to fight…

Flakpanzer IV (3 cm Flakvierling) ‘Zerstörer 45’

German Reich (1944) Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – Possibly Up To 2 Prototypes Built In the later stages of the Second World War, the Germans lost control over the skies and their ground forces had to endure extensive enemy air attacks. The use of self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) based on half-track chassis offered some way to…

3.7 cm Flakzwilling auf Panther Fahrgestell 341

German Reich (1943) Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – 1 Mock-up Built As the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) lost control over the skies over Germany in the second half of the Second World War, it could no longer provide sufficient protection against Allied aircraft. Panzer divisions were especially affected by the lack of cover from fighter aircraft…

Leichte Flakpanzer IV 3 cm ‘Kugelblitz’

German Reich (1944-1945) Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – 2-5 Built As the German Luftwaffe (German Air Force) lost control over the skies of Germany in the second half of the Second World War; it could no longer provide sufficient protection against Allied aircraft. Panzer divisions were especially affected by the lack of cover from fighter…