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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 04:15 AM UTC
The newest kit from Dragon features a pair of 2cm Flakvierling 38 cannons on an Omm railcar..
Germany was extremely reliant on railway networks to move equipment, weapons and supplies across vast distances during WWII. An important type of railcar to keep equipment moving was the open goods wagon – given the nomenclature Omm.
The Omm was designed from scratch in 1937-38 to carry cargo (e.g. trucks and armored vehicles) weighing up to 24.5 tons, and its load deck was 8.72m long. Construction began in 1939, with 73,850 wagons produced in three variants. One was the Ommr that had 1m-high removable sides.

Some 24,735 of these were built up till 1943. A number were fitted with antiaircraft guns to defend against air attack from Allied fighters or even against ground attack in some cases.

The box containing this 1/35 scale kit of the Typ Ommr with 2cm Flakvierling 38 cannons is just brimming with accessories. As well as the railcar and two complete guns, there is a section of railway track (embankment is not included).
As to be expected, the wagon kit is based on Dragon’s existing railway gondola kit and the same is true of the 2cm Flakvierling 38. Indeed, the inclusion of the railway tracks allows an instant dioramic scene straight from the box.
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A "newest kit" from older mouldings (again!). Admittedly, the Flakvierlings are excellent kits!
JAN 09, 2018 - 05:10 AM
Still pretty nice for a vintage kit. Certainly not new. 15 yrs for the new parts with undercarriage parts from 1998.
JAN 09, 2018 - 05:17 AM
And at a premium cost!
JAN 09, 2018 - 06:48 PM
yeah price will be ugly, be prepared
JAN 11, 2018 - 03:43 AM
I wonder when the M4A3E2 or the Ambulance Jeep with Figure set will come out if it EVER sees light at the end of the tunnel (quick joke that fits the train release..)
JAN 11, 2018 - 03:46 AM
Btw dont get me wrong, the artwork looks promising would like to have 1 kit
JAN 11, 2018 - 03:47 AM
I have the original kit sans guns and it's quite good. A few pinmarks here and there.
JAN 11, 2018 - 08:34 AM

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