Flames of War: Mid War: German: 8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (GBX98)
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Includes two plastic FlaK 36 8.8cm Anti-aircraft guns, two plastic Gun Crew sprues, two large six-hole bases, one base plug sprue and one Unit card.
The German Army appreciated the heavy 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun as an anti-tank gun. Its ability to knock out any tank at long range was far more interesting to front-line soldiers than its ability to protect their supply lines from Allied bombing raids. As a result, German divisions were often accompanied by Luftwaffe (Air Force) heavy anti-aircraft batteries operating as anti-tank guns. These units were so effective that Allied tank crews soon started referring to any effective anti-tank gun as an '88'.Â