As the war progressed it was German policy to adapt old tank hulls to carry artillery pieces. One of the most utilized chassis was that of the Panzerkampfwagen IV, adapted to mount a whole series of anti-tank and assault guns. The Grille 10 was a heavily modified PzKpfw IV, with track work from the Sd.Kfz.9 artillery tractor. It was originally designed to carry an 8.8cm anti-tank gun. However the design was changed in 1942 and three prototype vehicles were built mounting the 8.8cm Flak.37 anti-aircraft gun. These were designated Versuchsflakwagen (Vfw) f?r 8.8cm Flak.37, and were ready for testing in late 1943.The idea was to provide a highly mobile anti-aircraft gun to the Panzer Divisions, protecting the tanks from air attack. In 1944 these vehicles were fitted with the 8.8cm Flak.41, though a single vehicle was refitted with a Flak.37 and sent for battle testing in Italy. The two remaining Vfw fur 8.8cm Flak.41 vehicles were successful in their trials, but the war ended before mass production could begin in 1945.
"The parts have been well laid out with the gates being small and perhaps more importantly not excessive. Due to the very small detail parts used in this model it is not for the novice modeller and it will also I suspect take some time to complete due to the high level of detail. The panel lines are in my opinion are well rendered and crisp." Darren Baker - www.armorama.com
Notes & Tips:
* Includes a scale model which requires assembly, this is not a toy.
* Ages 14 and over.
* Choking hazard: Contains small parts.
* Actual model may vary from images.
* Does not include tools, cement or paints.
* Some modelling experience recommended.