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Readers’ Gallery: Phill Sporton’s Wirbelwind Flak Car

Phill Sporton built this great looking flak car that the Germans proposed in WWII. Phill explains a little of it’s interesting history. Great work, Phill!

Well, I’ve been “Training” again ! I was reading that the Germans proposed a Flak Car on the same chassis as the S.SP Heavy Armored Car I built over Easter. The proposed both a Wirbelwind version and a Kugelblitz version. I have a Kugelblitz turret in my collection so we’ll save that for another day. Also neither of these were actually produced. Flak protection to these Armored Trains was typically a 20mm Flak mounted on a flat car….. but let’s not let the facts get in the way of a fun build…