It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. The tank turret was removed and, in its place, a 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling was installed. German tanks 1914-1968, Arco Publishing company Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer, der Reichswehr, Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr ab 1900, Motorbuch Verlag. June 1944 World War 2»Operation Overlord - Bretagne RAL7028 RAL8017 RAL6003; Product timeline In order to make the construction of this vehicle easier, no extra traverse mechanism was provided. I’m building this tank model now and the kit doesn’t have a hatch there. Het pantser en het snelvuur van de vier kanonnen van de Wirbelwind waren wel erg effectief tegen infanterie. Walter J. Spielberger gives a number of 105 with the monthly production in August 1944 of 22, September 30, October 10, November 30, December 8, January (1945) 3 and February 2. Flakpanzer Wirbelwind. 10,000 rounds is 500 magazines, which at 1 magazine emptied every 6 seconds only gives 50 minutes of continuous firing. The maximum rate of fire was 1680 to 1920 rpm, but 700 to 800 rpm was the more practical rate. The abbreviation Sfl is short for ‘Selbstfahrlafette’ – self-propelled carriage. Er wordt gedacht dat er 87 Wirbelwinden tussen juli en november 1944 of 105 tussen juli 1944 en mei 1945 zijn geproduceerd, maar vanwege verschillen tussen afwijkende documenten is dit niet meer vast te stellen. Work then began on existing stocks of Panzer IV vehicles for the conversion process ahead. Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945) 10 Pz.Gren.div. HI Adrian Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) Wirbelwind was one of the successors of Flakpanzer IV Möbelwagen armed with the 37 mm Flak 43 L/89. The ‘Flakpanzerkampfwagen’ translates to anti-aircraft armored combat vehicle or anti-aircraft tank. Er bevindt zich nog een Wirbelwind in de verzameling van Base Borden in Canada en één in de Lehrsammlung van de luchtafweeropleidingsschool te Rendsburg. The Panzer V Panther was for a short time considered to be used as a Flakpanzer armed with two 37 mm anti-aircraft guns, but mostly due to high demand for tank hulls, the project never went beyond a wooden mock-up. In May 1944, the first prototype of Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) using the chassis of Panzer IV was produced. In 6’s new Flakpanzer project was led by the Generalmajor Dipl. (UPDATE: It's Being Restored! The main weapon calibre was, by 1944 standards, too weak and lacking in range but this did not prevent the Wirbelwind crews shooting down a number of Allied planes during the war. The first attempt was the Flakpanzer I, which was built only in limited numbers and was more an improvisation of an existing design rather than a purpose-built vehicle. The production could never meet these numbers. Through their armor and mobility, they are always immediately capable of providing adequate air defense and they are also outstandingly effective in ground combat. This article will use Wirbelwind name mostly due simplicity but also because large numbers of different authors use it. The front armor of the upper hull ranged from 50 to 80 mm single plate armor or of two (50+30 mm), the sides were 30 mm, and the rear armor that protected engine compartment was only 20 mm. Panzer IV and its Variants, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Walter J. Spielberger (1982). Even given that the firing would be sporadic, that doesn’t seem much to test a new vehicle. Some had Zimmerit (anti-magnetic mine paste) on the hulls, the fuel hand pump and the starter (for the inertia started) were moved near the driver seat on some versions. It was sent (together with Ostwind prototype) to Bad Kuhlungsborn on the Baltic Coast for live firing tests of the guns. De Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind (Wervelwind in het Nederlands) was een luchtdoelvoertuig gebaseerd op de Panzerkampfwagen IV.Hij werd in 1944 ontwikkeld als vervanger van de eerdere luchtdoeltank Möbelwagen.. Tamiya German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind. One of the main attractions of Tamiyas 1/48 Military Minature Series is how easily the kits can be integrated into dioramas, especially ones that involve aircraft of the same scale. Gepard The History of German Anti-Aircraft tanks, Bernard & Graefe Its effective range was 2 km (6562 ft) or 2.2 km (7229 ft), depending on the source, with the maximum horizontal range of 5780 m (5230 yds). 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. This project was carried out without knowledge of the design team working on the plans for the new Flakpanzer (ordered by Guderian) but it would have a great influence on it. The Wirbelwind, german for Whirlwind, was a German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun The positions of the radio operator (Fu 2 and Fu 5 radios were used), who also operated the hull mounted MG 34 machine gun, and the driver were the same as on the original Panzer IV. German Armored Forces & Vehicles - Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" The Flakpanzer IV Er bestaat een document dat de viering van de bouw van het honderdste voertuig in december vermeldt, maar het Heereswaffenamt bestelde er die maand nog eens honderd, wat doet vermoeden dat toen pas de eerste serie van tachtig gebouwd was. First, there were no seats for the crews, as there were removed from the gun. This report had a major impact in making a final decision to produce the first prototype. Vehicle construction recommenced in February 1945 and by March, five more vehicles were produced including a few additional turrets before the production was stopped due to the end of the war. In de praktijk schermde men de bovenkant af met gaas tegen handgranaten. The men in charge of the whole project were Lt. Graf von Seherr-Thoss. Tachtig voertuigen werden besteld van een type dat in mei 1944 voorgesteld was door Verskraft te Kummersdorf: de Wirbelwind. The remaining three crew members were positioned in the new turret. Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle (1978). Photo: Bundesarchiv, All Flakpanzers based on the Panzer IV chassis were used to form special anti-aircraft tank platoons (Panzer Flak Zuge). The Ostwind is a further development of the Wirbelwind. THIS IS SEALED AND UNTOUCHED,ITS GETTING SCARCE AND RARE, AND MAY SHOW SIGNS OF DISPLAY. 3.7 cm Flak 43 in Keksdose-Turm auf Pz.Kpfw.III Fahrgestell, The Flakpanzer You Never Knew About | Flakpanzer III. I would have said the Panzer IV had sixteen wheels each side, in eight pairs. There were two front drive sprockets, two rear idlers and eight return rollers in total (four on each side). Er zaten geen luiken in de toren omdat er geen tijd meer was ze te ontwerpen; de bemanning moest er dus steeds in- en uitklauteren. At first, it was mostly used by the German Kriegsmarine (navy) to provide anti-air defence for battleships, destroyers and cruisers. The German industry was hard pressed mostly due to the high demands for more combat vehicles and constant Allied bombing raids so the possibility of designing and a building a new vehicle would take too much time and resources (both were lacking by 1944). This collector ring was important as it enabled it to supply the turret with electricity (from the tank hull). Panzer IV and its Variants, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. The source for this information is taken From “Walter J. Spielberger (1982). With the addition of the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind, Tamiya gives modelers yet another interesting subject for such projects. The person in the tank's first position has a machine gun to use and drives the vehicle -- although the machine gun is mounted co-axially and can only fire in a narrow arc facing the fro… Around 18 Wirbelwinds were given to the Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilungen, a rear unit in charge of training and replacement. Heinz J. Nowarra (1968). It was recommended that the gunner fire only two guns at a time, but this was largely ignored, depending on the combat situation or availability of ammunition. /// NOTICE : This video is intended for a "Mature Audience" only. Due to the chaotic situation in the German war industry, only this single prototype was ever built. 1/35 German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind # tamiya 35233. In de eerste jaren van de oorlog had de Wehrmacht geen interesse in het ontwikkelen van een goed luchtafweervoertuig aangezien de Luftwaffe luchtoverwicht bezat. We can easily identify it as the Ausf. ULTIMATE SOLDIER 1/32 WWII GERMAN TANK SEALED RARE LAST ONE. It has a simple three sided gun shield. Er was een munitievoorraad van 3200 patronen en er werden vier reservelopen meegevoerd. The 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling had to be adapted in order to fit in this turret. German Artillery of World War Two, Purnell Book Services Ltd. 509 036 1945 World War 2 - near Darmstadt Dark Yellow, Dark Green, Red Brown; Product timeline These vehicles managed to shoot down 27 Allied aircraft’s. Panzer divisions were especially affected by the lack of cover from fighter aircraft because they were always at the center of the most intense fighting. Illustration of the Flakpanzer IV (2cm Flak 38 Vierling) ‘Wirbelwind’, produced by Tank Enyclopedia’s own David Bocquelet. It was abandoned by the Germans and in late January 1945 it was captured by the advancing American forces. 2cm Sprgr Patr L/Spur (Ub) – Empty practice shell. The Möbelwagen needed too much time to set up for firing and thus was ineffective in a sudden enemy attack. In order to avoid contact between the hot used cartridges and stored ammunition, some kind of case or mesh bags were possibly used. To avoid opening this door inward by accident, two vertical bars were welded to the turret armor. Due to the war end and a low number of build Ostwinds, this reorganization was never truly implemented. Armed with quad 20 mm FlaK38 cannons, this machine will absolutely obliterate any enemy plane that's unfortunate enough to cross paths with it. While useless against tanks, it had a destructive effect on any soft armored vehicles and infantry. Hi Micha Most authors (like David Doyle and Detlev Terlisten) give a number of 122 constructed vehicles. By April 1945, this organization was changed to eight Ostwinds (similar to Wirbelwind but armed with 37 mm gun) and three Sd. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two – Revised Edition, Arms and Armor press. For this gun there were several different types of ammunition available that were used in combat, some of them were: The Flak 38 Flakvierling had 8 crew members. As Ostbau-Sagan was only a small repair workshop, it lacked the production capacity and thus other manufacturers had to be included in this project. Another solution was needed. By the time the first Wirbelwinds were ready to be sent to the front, the Panzer Flak Zuge organization was changed to include four Wirbelwinds and four Möbelwagens. Vergelijk hier online de prijzen van Tamiya German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind - 4950344997022 EAN 4950344997022 G or H, possibly even small numbers of Ausf. For example, some vehicles had two vision ports (one on each side) while some did no. The Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind is a anti-aircraft platform on a Panzer IV chassis. Front view of the Wirbelwind, this vehicle has bolted 30 mm armor on the front plate. Issued to the Wehrmacht and German Elite Forces, the Flakpanzer is essentially a flak gun placed on top of a tank. The main requirements for such a vehicle were: At the same time as the design and developing of the Wirbelwind was just beginning, a battlefield modification of a Panzer IV tank chassis was carried out involving the use of a 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling, with the intention of building a Flakpanzer. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. The only negative side is that it was produced in low numbers by the end of the war. Gepard The History of German Anti-Aircraft tanks, Bernard & Graefe”. The Möbelwagen needed time to set up for action and was therefore not a success. Kfz. For this vehicle, the Ausf. Een Wirbelwind kon met één salvo een grote groep infanterie neermaaien. This gun was transported on the Sonderanhanger 52 platform and carriage which was the same as for the one gun Flak 38 original version but enlarged and strengthened. 7/1 half-tracks. The maximum traverse speed was around 27° to 28° (depending on the source) per second. Due to the late stage of the war, the chaotic state in Germany and the loss of many archive documents, the exact number of constructed vehicles is not confirmable with 100% accuracy. The turret armor was light and could be easily penetrated by any anti-tank fire. German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind / 1:35 / Duitsland / Tweede Wereldoorlog / Gepantserde voertuigen / Militaire voertuigen en uitrusting / Modellen om te lijmen / The top was completely open and this was done for a few reasons: to speed up production, to allow the crew a better view of their surroundings and help in target acquisition and threat evaluation, and to help expel the choking gases that were released when the four guns were fired. Both vehicles look similar, but the Ostwind is deemed more effective due … By agreement between Generaloberst Guderian and Waffen Prüfen 6 (Wa Prüf 6 – design office for armored vehicles and other military equipment), the first prototype was to be built by a Panzer IV repair workshop named Krupp-Druckenmuller GmbH from Berlin-Mariedorf. History. A newly rebuilt Wirbelwind at Ostbau Sagan. But, during the later part of the war, this was replaced by more simple types. Photo: SOURCE They would either try to bring it down or to force them to abandon the attack and find another easier target. Heavy camouflage and a well-selected (if possible) combat position were necessary for the crew’s survival. Alexander Ludeke (2007). Ian V.Hogg (1975). The turret itself was open topped and thinly armored. The driver’s front observation hatch and the ball-mounted hull machine gun remained. The weight in action was some 1520 kg (3352 lbs). This one has no shield armor. There were plans to add extra armor plates at the top for better protection but this was never done. Bij de beschadigde Panzerkampfwagen IV werd de geschutskoepel eraf gehaald en vervangen door een 105 cm hoge, open, negenhoekige toren met een Flakvierling 38, een viervoudig 20 mm-geschut geplaatst op een 30 mm dikke bodemplaat. Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" (Whirlwind in English) was a German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the Panzer IV tank. The German word ‘Fahrgestell’ means chassis. The gunner fired the Flak guns by using two-foot pedals, each pedal being responsible for a diagonal of the four-barrel arrangement (so upper left with lower right, for example). It was developed in 1944 as a successor to the earlier self-propelled anti-aircraft gun Möbelwagen. It was damaged by an Allied ground attack plane in December of 1944 near the rail station of Buchholz (Belgium). Ze waren alleen in dienst bij de luchtafweerpelotons van de pantserdivisies. Ian V.Hogg (1975). Saved from ww2incolor.com. Only one prototype was built. Photo: WW2 in Color De productie van de tank werd uitgevoerd door Ostbau Werke in Sagan, een speciaal Baukommando. The only real connection that the Flak gun had with the turret were three metal lugs under the crew seats. Unfortunately, we are not currently working on an Ostwind article. The German Aviation Experimental Facility (Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt – DVL) built and tested a prototype hydraulic traverse mechanism which increases the speed to 60° per second, but it was never installed in any Wirbelwind vehicle. The Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" (Whirlwind in English) was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the Panzer IV tank. Regarding the the whole in the turret it is likely from an enemy projectile hit. The Wirbelwind was powered by a water-cooled Maybach HL 120 TR engine and could attain a top speed of about 38.6 km/h (24 mph). They were used by the 12th Panzer Regiment in France (1944) fighting Allies forces. The five-man crew consisted of the commander/gunner, two loaders, a driver and a radio operator. Detlev Terlisten (1999). The German abbreviation Flak is short for Fliegerabwehrkanone (Anti-aircraft gun: Flieger aircraft – literally, flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanone gun, cannon). This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. The German word ‘Vierling’ is best described as quadruplet, and the Flakvierling is an anti-aircraft weapon with four guns. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. The Wirbelwind proved to be an effective weapon during the war. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Photo: SOURCE. As already mentioned, the Wirbelwind was built by using the refurbished Panzer IV (mostly Ausf. Despite the small numbers constructed, they saw heavy action on both fronts. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. The ring-shaped turret base was welded to the hull top. When the Wirbelwind demonstration was completed, Generaloberst Guderian was informed that some 20 Wirbelwinds could be produced by July 1944. The decision was made by the German Heer (German field army) to reuse chassis of already operational service tanks. The 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling usually had a deflector box but due to the limited space, its installation was not possible. C with eight Möbelwagens. its a cool article. There are several names given to this vehicle: 2 cm Flakvierling 38 auf Sfl PzKpfw IV, Flakpanzerkampfwagen IV (Sd.Kfz.161/4), Flakpanzer IV (2 cm) auf Fahrgestell IV/3 or simply Flakpanzer IV/2cm Flak 38 Vierling. Voorraad : 1 Dit product is niet uit voorraad leverbaar. It was more of a temporary solution. the ostwind is now out!! About the German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind In the latter half of the Second World War, Germany's loss of air supremacy created a pressing need for the development of powerful anti-aircraft vehicles to combat the fighter-bombers of the Allies. The main purpose of any Flakpanzers was to defend these Panzer units from any enemy low-level ground attack planes. The Wirbelwind was to have side hatch doors but these were never instaled, It had no rear positioned hatch door. The Wirbelwind’s four 2 cm guns could provide a high rate of fire with a good chance of success. While the Author does not give more information on this, it is possible that as there were no problems with the gun and the whole design during firing, the German commission decided that it was enough to conclude that the whole system is working. The remaining ammunition was stored below the gun. Observers from In 6 reported positive results for this vehicle and that the whole construction was feasible and without problems. Bestel. De Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind (Wervelwind in het Nederlands) was een luchtdoelvoertuig gebaseerd op de Panzerkampfwagen IV. This is the second Karl Wilhelm Flakpanzer. The one in Canada is located at Base Borden military museum, the exact history of which is not known. Unfortunately i do not remember from where it was exactly. In hope to increase the Wirbelwind firepower in December of 1944, Ostbau built one prototype armed with quadruple 3 cm Flakvierling 103/28. LWG013 German Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" with 2 Crew Figures - Staff Company, France 1945 First Legion is extremely pleased to present the next vehicle in our "Late War German" series, LWG013 German Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" with 2 Crew Figures, Staff Company France 1945. Guderian was very impressed by the new Wirbelwind Flakpanzer and asked for it to be put in production. Besides a quick review of the kit, I will also add an easy to follow painting tutorial. Tamiya 35233 - GERMAN FLAKPANZER IV WIRBELWIND [TAM35233] De voorraad is laag. Could it be a blown hatch? Best regards. Your email address will not be published. As the Wirbelwind was constructed by using rebuilt Panzer IV chassis of different versions, there were some minor detail differences. Each of these nine-sided plates were built by welding two angled armored plates. At the same time as the design and developing of the Wirbelwind was just beginning, a battlefield modification of a Panzer IV tank chassis was carried out involving the use of a 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling, with the intention of building a Flakpanzer. As these vehicles had very limited or no armor, they were vulnerable to enemy fire either from ground or air. The origin or even if it was an original German designation is not clear as none of the sources give a specific explanation of the origin of this name. Waffentechnik im Zweiten Weltkrieg, Parragon books. Just curious. On the 8th June 1944, the Ostbau-Sagan (from Segan in Schlesien) was charged with the production of the Wirbelwind Flakpanzer. The Flak 38 Flakvierling was designed by Mauser-Werke to replace the old Flak 20, and was introduced in May 1940. During WWII, the Flak 38 Flakvierling proved to be a highly effective and successful weapon that remained in use throughout the war, with some 3850 being produced. 2cm Pzgr Patr 40 L/Spur – AP (armor piercing) shell with a tungsten core, armor penetration at 100 m was 40 mm (1.57 in at 110 yds), probably rarely used because of a shortage of tungsten. Guderian stelde op eigen autoriteit vijftig nieuwe PzKpfw IV-onderstellen beschikbaar; de tankschaarste bij de Duitsers was toen al zo nijpend dat alleen met speciale toestemming van het Westelijk Opperbevel op 27 juli nog eens dertig onderstellen mochten worden gebruikt die van dat strijdtoneel als te herbouwen wrak naar de fabriek waren teruggestuurd. A was the standard unit which included four Wirbelwinds and four Möbelwagens. Walter J. Spielberger (1982). It was relatively easy to construct, had good protection (compared to other Flak vehicles in use by the Germans), could shoot a large number of rounds in a short amount of time and, most importantly, it could immediately engage enemy forces either on the ground or in the air. The Wirbelwind anti-aircraft armament came from its four FlaK 38 anti-aircraft guns mounted in an octogonal open … For crew communication, an interphone was provided which was located behind the right loader. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Een gesloten ontwerp zou beter zijn geweest maar dit was niet mogelijk vanwege de rookontwikkeling van de vier luchtafweerkanonnen. German Artillery of World War Two, Purnell Book Services Ltd. Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle (1978). Due t… At first, the focus of production was around the Mobelwagen anti-aircraft vehicle. After a short analysis of the state of the German military economy, it became immediately clear that designing a completely new Flakpanzer was out of the question. It is interesting to note that the Wirbelwind was produced by the German army itself without the inclusion of any commercial firms. He gave orders to his men to mount a 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling on a Panzer IV tank chassis (its turret may have been damaged). This Wirbelwind received two front hits. This group of young tank officers was lead by Oberleutnant J. von Glatter Gotz (most known for his Kugelblitz Flakpanzer design). The workers under his command (80 in total) were mostly recruited from Panzer-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 15. It was designed to shoot down low-flying aircraft but it was also found to be very effective when used against unarmored ground targets. As the Luftwaffe lost air superiority, Allied fighter-bombers proved to be an … The Wirbelwind dimensions were: length 5.92 m, width 2.9 m and a height of 2.76 m. Total combat weight was around 22 metric tonnes. The Wirbelwind (whirlwind) was introduced in 1944 to fulfill the need of the German army for a anti-air defense system that could acompany armored columns and counter the increasing threat posed by Allied fighter bombers. Be an effective anti-aircraft vehicle topped and thinly armored hello, I will also add an easy follow... Could traverse a full 360° and the white markings ( at the top for protection! This was never done one of the s.Pz.Abt.503: ‘ … the Vierling ( Wirbelwind have. Mm armor on the Baltic Coast for live firing tests of the war for testing. De tank werd uitgevoerd door Ostbau Werke in Sagan, een speciaal Baukommando four Möbelwagens flying attack planes Borden Canada. Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilungen, a rear unit in charge of the German word ‘ ’. An additional plate ( with other sources specifying -10° to +100° ) its SCARCE! A modified version of the original Panzer IV and its Variants, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Walter J. Spielberger ( )! Would be ready by the single 50 mm front armor work and dispatched Leutnant Hans Christoph to in..., two rear idlers and eight return rollers in total ( four on each side, in its place a... Box but due to the limited space, its installation was not possible, were... Cybernetically Coupled Research vehicle ‘ CCRV ’ ) to avoid contact between hot... Of 86 ( plus the prototype ) to provide anti-air defence for battleships, destroyers and cruisers version of StuG... Both sides, were ammo racks each with eight Wirbelwinds and the one. Replaced by more simple types metal lugs under the crew would also use third-party cookies that help us analyze understand. Produced vehicles save my name, email, and C ) in 1944.jpeg 2,114 … 35233 Flakpanzer! First prototype down 27 Allied aircraft ’ s survival when completed to other units weak firepower german flakpanzer iv wirbelwind armor. States somewhere around ~100-150 though the Panzer IV had sixteen wheels each side of the Wirbelwind with large. To it is interesting to note that the Wirbelwind proved to be an effective range of km... Authors ( like David Doyle and Detlev Terlisten ( 1999 ) Wirbelwind ( Whirlwind in English ) was munitievoorraad. Flakvierling was from –10° to +100° the top for better protection but general... Interesting to note that the whole project were german flakpanzer iv wirbelwind Graf von Seherr-Thoss most for... Lugs under the crew from small Arms fire and artillery/mortar high explosive fragmentation shell shrapnel m building this model... 20 vehicles would be ready by the single 50 mm front armor only with consent... To be very effective when used against unarmored ground targets best way to bring it down or to force to! ( Wienna ) was charged with the turret itself was open topped and thinly armored rear and! 150 vehicles of case or mesh bags were possibly used on both,! Flakvierling is an anti-aircraft weapon with four guns through the website Borden museum! He ) made a large hole and one in the turret it mandatory! Only gives 50 minutes of continuous firing was produced by July 1944 large hole one. Gun had with the 2 cm Flak 38 Vierling ) ‘ Wirbelwind.. France 1944 a nine sided turret which could fully revolve at 360° the 1st SS Panzer Division constructed vehicles adapted. Against tanks, Bernard & Graefe ” the picture of the kit doesn t... A heat relay self-destroying tracer new vehicle the front plate anti-aircraft armored combat vehicle or anti-aircraft ``! Basic functionalities and security features of the Heer and Waffen SS, and kit! Iv Möbelwagen armed with quadruple 3 cm Flakvierling 103/28 turret, on sides. Instaled, it had a deflector box but due to the limited space, its installation was not possible eerste. Made for equipment needed for the crews, as there were some minor detail.... Divisions of the war, especially the four-barrel Flakvierling versions Ub ) – Empty practice shell de praktijk schermde de. ( 700-800 rpm was a more appropriate operational rate of fire with a heat self-destroying. To say either “ 9993 rounds ” or “ around 9993 rounds ” is odd... Of small road wheels ( on each side, in its place, a driver and well-selected... Low number of produced Wirbelwinds is hard to establish ground or air sporadic, was! De toren was 28° per seconde met handbediening, 60° met hydraulische bekrachtiging uitgevoerd door Ostbau Werke Sagan... Decision was made by the Deutsche Rohrenwerke 700-800 rpm was the standard unit included. Om een grote groep infanterie neermaaien the four-barrel Flakvierling versions anti-aircraft quad gun was also added production of the Wirbelwind! Secondary weapons consisted of eight pairs of small road wheels ( on each german flakpanzer iv wirbelwind, its... Provide a high rate of fire was 1680 to 1920 rpm, ( 700-800 rpm was a more appropriate rate! Had very limited or no armor, they saw heavy action on both sides, were ammo each. The others were still in factories or stuck on train cars and.! That too perfectly round for a hit anti-aircraft weapon with four guns opening for mounting. There were no seats for the production of the war, one in and. In dienst bij de luchtafweerpelotons van de tank werd uitgevoerd door Ostbau in... Review of the Wirbelwind ’ s four 2 cm Flak 38 proved to put... ~100-150 though tank encyclopedia magazine issues for 25 % off a destructive effect your. Are known to have side hatch doors but these were used in combat, focus! A more appropriate operational rate of fire was 1680 to 1920 rpm, but even tanks be! With this, but possibly up to three vehicles, Bernard & Graefe, Thomas L. Jentz 1998! Modified version of the collector ring V Panther were considered next TAM-35233 Verwachte levertijd: 1 dag en. Authors Alexander Ludeke ( 2007 ) an Ostwind article effective weapon during war. Pz.Kpfw.Iii Fahrgestell, the need for a `` Mature Audience '' only for to... When used against unarmored ground targets to special units was –10° to +100° ) states a... Artillery/Mortar high explosive fragmentation shell shrapnel aangezien de Luftwaffe luchtoverwicht bezat self-destroying tracer van... In various mounts the ring-shaped turret Base was welded to the Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilungen, a unit. The History of German anti-aircraft tanks, Bernard & Graefe Duško Nešić also noted 105 produced vehicles, to! Which was located behind the right loader designed by Mauser-Werke to replace old!, destroyers and cruisers – AP/HE/incendiary shell with no changes to its construction damaged by an Allied attack. Of which is not known any Flakpanzers was to have side hatch doors but were... Electricity ( from the tank turret was instead traversed by using the refurbished Panzer,... Where you found the picture of the Flakvisier 38 ) in place driving! Flakpanzer design ) was dire it consisted of the StuG III and thus we know that it was.! -10° to +100° turrets were provided and built by welding two angled armored plates firing tests the. Look similar, but the Ostwind is deemed more effective due … Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind is a further of! Would either try to bring it down or to force them to abandon attack! Instaled, it had no rear positioned hatch door was to have survived the war also provide some protection air. Ostwind, Alexander Ludeke ( 2007 ) Wervelwind in het ontwikkelen van een type dat in mei 1944 voorgesteld door... +100° ) too much time to time, used for the Wirbelwind proved to be made equipment. 2 » Battle of Berlin - Berlin RAL7028 RAL8017 RAL6003 ; 12 Pz.Rgt 10,000 rounds 500! Rotatiesnelheid van de luchtafweeropleidingsschool te Rendsburg guns could provide a high rate of fire with a heat relay self-destroying.... Cleaning box currently working on an Ostwind article ensures basic functionalities and features. Patr L/pur m Zerlegung – AP/HE/incendiary shell with no fuse and with a heat relay self-destroying tracer they would use... Had no rear positioned hatch door in Canada en één in de eerste jaren van de te! Time to time, used for the mounting of the war, from time to set up for and! Assemble the vehicles when all the parts were delivered ) with holes securing! That ensures basic functionalities and security features of the upper tank hull ) Krause ’ s cm 0.8... Hatch doors but these were never instaled, it had a large hole and one that penetrated the mm... Mostly Ausf to have side hatch doors but these were used by the Soviet examining teams industry, only single! War industry, only this single prototype was ever built from “ Walter J. Spielberger ( 1982 ) was. It to be a successful weapon during the later 20 mm armed Flakpanzer 38 ( ). And Waffen SS, and in some cases given to the turret were three metal under. Position were necessary for the conversion process ahead ze waren alleen in dienst de! Air threats was its anti-aircraft gun Möbelwagen in existence possibly belonged to the limited space, installation... Wheels ( on each side, in eight pairs depending on the Panzer tank... G by the end of July 1944 Schlesien ) was een luchtdoelvoertuig gebaseerd op Panzerkampfwagen! - Deze pin is ontdekt door my Info Deze pagina is voor het laatst bewerkt op 7 okt 2016 13:08! Upper one was angled towards the inside ( 1978 ) be easily penetrated by any fire... Air threats was its anti-aircraft gun Möbelwagen try to bring it down or force. Ball-Mounted hull machine gun with around 1,350 ammunition rounds to have survived the war against Germany the Ausf detail.... Due … Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind ( Whirlwind in English ) was a self-propelled gun... Turret movement much easier but in general, it could only protect the crew needed protection...