Heinz J. Nowarra (1968). B was equipped with eight Wirbelwinds and the Ausf. Heavy camouflage and a well-selected (if possible) combat position were necessary for the crew’s survival. The Panzer III tank chassis was used for the production of the StuG III and thus not available. Issued to the Wehrmacht and German Elite Forces, the Flakpanzer is essentially a flak gun placed on top of a tank. 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. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Guderian was very impressed by the new Wirbelwind Flakpanzer and asked for it to be put in production. Unknown numbers were built, but possibly up to three vehicles. Bestel. For this vehicle, the Ausf. 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. German military Vehicles, Krause Publications. Authors Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle give a number of 86 (plus the prototype). These vehicles managed to shoot down 27 Allied aircraft’s. These tests were held in July of 1944, and around 3,000 rounds of ammunition were fired against air and ground targets without any problem to the gun or the vehicle itself. Photo: Operation Dauntless Basically it was created by replacing the regular turret of a Panzer IV with a 20mm Flakvierling … 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. Flakpanzer Wirbelwind. 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. Media in category "Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind" The following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total. Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer, der Reichswehr, Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr ab 1900, Motorbuch Verlag, Note the Flak gun shield is missing and thus we know that it was the first Karl Wilhelm ‘prototype’. This plate also had a large round shaped opening for the mounting of the collector ring. 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. As with most German late war built vehicles, the total number of produced Wirbelwinds is hard to establish. In winkelmandje Beoordelingen. 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. 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. This group of young tank officers was lead by Oberleutnant J. von Glatter Gotz (most known for his Kugelblitz Flakpanzer design). Abteilung 17 from the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division “Gotz von Berlichingen” Western front, s. SS Pz.Abteilung 501 Western front and from February 1945 Eastern front and the last was s. SS Pz.Abteilung 503 Eastern front. The surviving Wirbelwind located at Base Borden military museum. The Wirbelwind was to have side hatch doors but these were never instaled, It had no rear positioned hatch door. The only real connection that the Flak gun had with the turret were three metal lugs under the crew seats. Toen de Wirbelwind in gebruik werd genomen was 20 mm-geschut niet meer erg effectief tegen vliegtuigen; de Wirbelwind werd snel aangevuld door de Ostwind die een enkele 3,7cm-Flak 43 had. 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. Prijs per stuk. Most authors (like David Doyle and Detlev Terlisten) give a number of 122 constructed vehicles. 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. The German word ‘Fahrgestell’ means chassis. G or H, possibly even small numbers of Ausf. The crew would also use their personal weapons, mostly 9 mm MP38/40 submachine guns. G tank chassis was reused. Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind Waffen SS (1933-1945) 1 SS Pz.Div. Only one prototype was built. As the Luftwaffe lost air superiority, Allied fighter-bombers proved to be an … The Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that was used by Germany during World War II.. In February 1945, the Panzer Flak Zuge were divided into three groups (Ausfuhrung A, B, and C). the ostwind is now out!! As the Wirbelwind was constructed by using rebuilt Panzer IV chassis of different versions, there were some minor detail differences. 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. Required fields are marked *. A newly rebuilt Wirbelwind at Ostbau Sagan. Panzer Tracts No.12 book Flak selbstfahrlafetten and Flakpanzer. In 6’s new Flakpanzer project was led by the Generalmajor Dipl. Front view of the Wirbelwind, this vehicle has bolted 30 mm armor on the front plate. In hope to increase the Wirbelwind firepower in December of 1944, Ostbau built one prototype armed with quadruple 3 cm Flakvierling 103/28. Photo: SOURCE Question: the picture of the wirbelwind with the large turret hole. Tachtig voertuigen werden besteld van een type dat in mei 1944 voorgesteld was door Verskraft te Kummersdorf: de Wirbelwind. The Wirbelwind proved to be an effective weapon during the war. Tamiya German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind 1:35. Authors Alexander Ludeke and Duško Nešić also noted 105 produced vehicles. In de praktijk schermde men de bovenkant af met gaas tegen handgranaten. Heinz J. Nowarra (1968). German anti-aircraft tank "Wirbelwind" in 1944.jpeg 2,114 … The later built Möbelwagen (based on a Panzer IV tank chassis) was armed with the much stronger 3.7 cm Flak 43 anti-aircraft gun, solved the problem with the weak main weapon but it was not without defects. In januari moest men uit Żagań verhuizen; een noodfabriek bij Teplitz in het Sudetenland werd toen opgestart die nog vijf voertuigen gebouwd zou hebben. The first production order for 80 vehicles was extended to 130 by September 1944. Voorraad : 1 Dit product is niet uit voorraad leverbaar. Author Heinz J. Nowarra gives a number of 150 vehicles. 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. Your email address will not be published. There is also a possibility that smaller numbers were given to other units. The elevation of the 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling was from –10° to +90° (with other sources specifying -10° to +100°). The 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling usually had a deflector box but due to the limited space, its installation was not possible. Check out the videos at the link below! There was also a locking mechanism designed to lock down the Flak gun (and thus the whole turret) in place during driving. C with eight Möbelwagens. Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) Wirbelwind was one of the successors of Flakpanzer IV Möbelwagen armed with the 37 mm Flak 43 L/89. Upon return, Leutnant Hans Christoph (on the 27 April 1944) made a report to In 6 in which he praised this vehicle and suggested that it be used as a base for further work on a new Flakpanzer design. This is the first Karl Wilhelm battlefield modification Flakpanzer based on a Panzer IV chassis and armed with 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling anti-aircraft gun. Wirbelwind was successor to the Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen (armed with 37mm Flak 43 L/89) – "interim solution" produced before the introduction of the real Flakpanzer. The turret was instead traversed by using the main gun traverse. Photo: pro-tank.ru. An open-topped Flakpanzer’s best defense against air threats was its anti-aircraft gun. Photo: SOURCE It was damaged by an Allied ground attack plane in December of 1944 near the rail station of Buchholz (Belgium). 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. Er was een munitievoorraad van 3200 patronen en er werden vier reservelopen meegevoerd. The Panzer Flak Zuge Ausf. German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind. German Artillery of World War Two, Purnell Book Services Ltd. Thomas L. Jentz (1998). 2cm Sprgr Patr L/Spur (Ub) – Empty practice shell. The Wirbelwind, german for Whirlwind, was a German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun They were used by the 12th Panzer Regiment in France (1944) fighting Allies forces. THIS IS SEALED AND UNTOUCHED,ITS GETTING SCARCE AND RARE, AND MAY SHOW SIGNS OF DISPLAY. 509 036 1945 World War 2 - near Darmstadt Dark Yellow, Dark Green, Red Brown; Product timeline The Wirbelwind was a self-propelled anti-air Even given that the firing would be sporadic, that doesn’t seem much to test a new vehicle. 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. Sjaak's Hobbyshop : Tamiya German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind 1:35 #35233 - In de tweede helft van de Tweede Wereldoorlog, creëerde het verlies van het luchtoverwicht een dringende behoefte voor de ontwikkeling van krachtige luchtafweergeschutvoertuigen om de jachtbommenwerpers van de Geallieerden tegen te gaan. For crew communication, an interphone was provided which was located behind the right loader. Waffentechnik im Zweiten Weltkrieg, Parragon books. Walter J. Spielberger (1993). Kfz. 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). 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). Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945) 10 Pz.Gren.div. 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. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. “These tests were held in July of 1944, and around 9,993 rounds of ammunition were fired against air and ground targets without any problem to the gun or the vehicle itself.” 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. Werner Oswald (2004). The Germans already had copious amounts of half-tracked Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of different calibres and weights (Sd.Kfz.10/4, Sd.Kfz.6/2, Sd.Kfz.7/1, etc). The second Wirbelwind still in existence possibly belonged to the 1st SS Panzer Division. The German word ‘Vierling’ is best described as quadruplet, and the Flakvierling is an anti-aircraft weapon with four guns. But, during the later part of the war, this was replaced by more simple types. Walter J. Spielberger (1993). We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. It mounted a quad 20mm Flakvierling 38 which was housed in a nine sided turret which could fully revolve at 360°. Oberleutnant Gotz somehow heard of Untersturmführer Krause’s Flakpanzer work and dispatched Leutnant Hans Christoph to France in order to inspect this vehicle. Generalmajor Bolbrinker hoped that, by collecting a team of young tank officers, their enthusiasm and ideas would help him find a solution to this problem. At first, these Panzer Flak Zuge were equipped with eight Möbelwagens. The original gun shield was removed, but later built vehicles had a newly modified three-sided gun shield (but much simpler construction than the Wirbelwind). The source for this information is taken From “Walter J. Spielberger (1982). 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. Ontdek (en bewaar!) Ze waren alleen in dienst bij de luchtafweerpelotons van de pantserdivisies. The Flak 38 Flakvierling was designed by Mauser-Werke to replace the old Flak 20, and was introduced in May 1940. This Wirbelwind was constructed by using the older Panzer IV Ausf G. chassis. Panzer Tracts No.12 book Flak selbstfahrlafetten and Flakpanzer Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Your email address will not be published. This report had a major impact in making a final decision to produce the first prototype. By April 1945, this organization was changed to eight Ostwinds (similar to Wirbelwind but armed with 37 mm gun) and three Sd. The turret armor was light and could be easily penetrated by any anti-tank fire. The first Flakpanzer based on the Panzer IV tank chassis was the 2 cm Flakvierling auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen IV. The remaining three crew members were positioned in the new turret. In January 1945, due to the rapid Allied advance, the equipment and workers of the Ostbau-Sagan had to be relocated to Teplitz-Schonau (in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, current day Czech Republic) and this caused a delay in production. Detlev Terlisten (1999). 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. It was abandoned by the Germans and in late January 1945 it was captured by the advancing American forces. 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. Velocity was 830 mps/2720 fps. An interesting fact is that, on some later versions, radars were fitted, in which case a parabolic reflector was installed between the four gun barrels. The Wirbelwind was, because of this, often attacked by enemy planes in order to destroy them and leave the remaining German forces without adequate protection. The one in Canada is located at Base Borden military museum, the exact history of which is not known. The upper front armor plate (between the 2 cm Flak barrels) had a small hatch that could be opened to allow the gunner to see and engage ground targets. Ian V.Hogg (1975). G by the single 50 mm front armor plate. History. Photo: SOURCE, Today, only two Wirbelwinds are known to have survived the war, one in Canada and one in Germany. April 1945 World War 2»Battle of Berlin - Berlin RAL7028 RAL8017 RAL6003; 12 Pz.Rgt. Panzer IV and its Variants, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Walter J. Spielberger (1982). The Wirbelwind anti-aircraft armament came from its four FlaK 38 anti-aircraft guns mounted in an octogonal open … The workers under his command (80 in total) were mostly recruited from Panzer-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 15. 7/1 half-tracks. Maximum speed was 38 km/h with an operational range of 200 km. Hello, The number 91 and the white markings (at the impact zone) were added by the Soviet examining teams. The Wirbelwind at Heeres-flugabwehrschule Rendsburg, next to it is the remaining Kugelblitz turret. Tamiya 35233 - GERMAN FLAKPANZER IV WIRBELWIND [TAM35233] De voorraad is laag. German tanks 1914-1968, Arco Publishing company This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. In de eerste jaren van de oorlog had de Wehrmacht geen interesse in het ontwikkelen van een goed luchtafweervoertuig aangezien de Luftwaffe luchtoverwicht bezat. I found this picture long time ago. The maximum armor thickness of the lower frontal glacis varied from 50 to 80 mm thick, the sides were 30 mm, the rear 20 mm and the bottom armor was only 10 mm. Some extra room had to be made for equipment needed for the main weapons, for example, the cleaning box. The Flak 38 Flakvierling had 8 crew members. in the early years of the war, the Wehrmacht had less interest in developing auto-propulsadas anti-aircraft guns, but as the Allies began to gain air superiority, the need for more mobile self … Artikelnummer: TAM-35233 Verwachte levertijd: 1 dag(en) Levertijd : Direct beschikbaar! The Wirbelwind proved to be an effective anti-aircraft vehicle. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. This one has no shield armor. The gun shield was also removed. Hij werd in 1944 ontwikkeld als vervanger van de eerdere luchtdoeltank Möbelwagen. The suspension and running gear were the same as those of the original Panzer IV, with no changes to its construction. 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. /// NOTICE : This video is intended for a "Mature Audience" only. Op 27 juli vonden de eerste schietproeven plaats die met succes werden afgesloten; in augustus werden de eerste 22 voertuigen afgeleverd. The Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind is a rank III German Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft (SPAA) vehicle with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). There were plans to add extra armor plates at the top for better protection but this was never done. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. J) tank chassis. Before it was taken out of action during this engagement it managed to shoot down one enemy plane. De tekst is beschikbaar onder de licentie. 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. 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. I would have said the Panzer IV had sixteen wheels each side, in eight pairs. (UPDATE: It's Being Restored! He gave orders to his men t… It has a simple three sided gun shield. The maximum rate of fire was 1680 to 1920 rpm, but 700 to 800 rpm was the more practical rate. There were original plans to add two side hatch doors on the fighting compartment (on both sides) but as it would cause future delays in production this idea was never implemented. They would either try to bring it down or to force them to abandon the attack and find another easier target. Each magazine held 20 rounds, and could be emptied in 6 seconds. 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. The tank turret was removed and, in its place, a 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling was installed. By December 1944, around 100 Wirbelwinds had been constructed and, at the same time, a new order for a further 100 vehicles was issued. The Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind is a anti-aircraft platform on a Panzer IV chassis. These cookies do not store any personal information. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two – Revised Edition, Arms and Armor press. The Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind (whirlwind) was a German anti-aircraft vehicle based on the chassis of the Panzer IV tank, being designed in 1944 as a successor to the Möbelwagen. Best regards. ULTIMATE SOLDIER 1/32 WWII GERMAN TANK SEALED RARE LAST ONE. 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. Get all 4 Tank Encyclopedia Magazine issues for 25% off! Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle (1978). Most parts of the upper tank hull were unchanged from the original Panzer IV. In early 1944, Untersturmführer Karl Wilhelm Krause (commander of the Flakabteilung of the 12th SS Panzer Regiment part of the ‘Hitlerjugend’ Division) made plans for an experimental Flakpanzer. Hi Micha 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. In early 1944, Generaloberst Guderian, Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppen (Inspector-General for Armored Troops), gave the In 6 (Inspektion der Panzertruppen 6/ Armored Troops inspection office 6) direct orders to begin work on a new Flakpanzer. 16-jun-2016 - Deze pin is ontdekt door My Info. The lower plates were angled outside and the upper one was angled towards the inside. Abteilung/Panzer-Regiment 39 (17th Panzer Division) had three – Eastern Front, StrumPz.Kpfw.Abteilung 217 had two – Western Front, Panzerjäger Abteilung 519 Western Front, Panzerjäger Abteilung 559 Western Front, Panzerjäger Abteilung 560 Western Front (Ardennes) later Eastern Front (Hungary), Panzerjäger Abteilung 653 Eastern Front, Panzerjäger Abteilung 654 had four (plus three replacements vehicles) Western Front, Panzerjäger Abteilung 655 Western Front (two companies) and possibly one company in Hungary, s.Pz.Abteilung 503 Eastern Front, s.Pz.Abteilung 506 Western Front, s.Pz.Abteilung 509 Eastern Front, 1st SS-Panzer Regiment from the 1st SS Panzer Division “Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler” Western front and from the January 1945 reposition to the Eastern front, 2nd SS-Panzer Regiment of the SS Panzer Division “Das Reich” (same as Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler), 12th SS Panzer Regiment 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend” had four plus possibly up to three modified Panzer IV as Flakpanzers Western front until December 1944 when it was sent to the Eastern Front, SS Pz.Kpfw. 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