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37mm Flak 43
37mm Flak 43 L/60
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by: Darren Baker [ CMOT ]

Introduction
The 37 mm flak 43 was the primary medium-caliber anti-aircraft gun for German forces during World War 2, it was a replacement for the 20mm flak gun which became less and less effective against advancements in aircraft design. The Möbelwagen and later the Ostwind which was considered particularly deadly were armed with the 37mm flak 43, there is however argument as to if it was the L/60 or L/98 version of the weapon used. The 37mm flak 43 was a much improved weapon over previous offerings upping its firing rate to 250 rounds per minute from 160, and reducing its weight from 1544kg to 1247kg.
Contents
The product is supplied in a clear zip lock bag with the item URN on white label attached to the bag. The zip lock bag is stapled to an orange card with the manufacturers details printed on the front. Inside the zip lock bag is the turned aluminium barrel and brass muzzle. The zip lock bag is not up to protecting the product during postage and JB Model has negated this issue by sending the product out in a jiffy bag. The samples sent to me by JB Model via this method all arrived in perfect condition.
Review
The turned aluminium barrel and brass muzzle are push fit items, and join perfectly. The aluminium barrel is well finished and the limited detail that is present on the barrel well replicated. The brass muzzle is a beautiful piece of work being both well proportioned, and very well detailed. The pictures here do not do this product justice as I was very impressed with the workmanship that has gone into its production.
Conclusion
I would without hesitation recommend this product as a replacement for any applicable model. The lack of any instructions with this product does not matter with it only consisting of two parts, with assembly being straightforward. The combination of detail and price make this one of the highest scoring products I have ever reviewed.

Any purchaser in Europe needs to add 20% to the price displayed due JB Model having to charge VAT to the product. This makes this product about 5.30 euros.


SUMMARY
Highs: Exceptional detail and price combined make this a must have replacement for any kit utilizing this weapon.
Lows: In my opinion there are no negatives to this product.
Verdict: Having no faults and with the level of detail in this product I can't recommend it enough.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35B54
  Suggested Retail: 4.42 euros
  PUBLISHED: Mar 05, 2009
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.16%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.28%

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...

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Comments

Nice review Darren i'll have to put an order in for those beauties cheers for the link James
MAR 04, 2009 - 04:13 PM
Just to clarify. These barrels are made by RB Models of Poland -note product number RB35B54 and are available thru JB Model.eu
MAR 05, 2009 - 01:23 AM
   

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