MMP Books' Camera On #29: 2cm Flak 38/Flakvierling 38
Author: Alan Ranger
Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Price $25.00 from 
Reviewer: Scott Van Aken
Notes: 72 pages, paperback, loaded with photos.
ISBN 978-83-66549-11-1

The 20mm Flak 38 was a standard light anti-aircraft gun used by all branches of the German Army during WWII. It was an improvement over the Flak 30 in that it had about double the rate of fire over the older gun and a more user friendly operating platform. The type was easily moved on a dedicated trailer and could also be found on the back of various vehicles such as half tracks when better mobility was needed.

The type was fairly potent against low flying aircraft and could even be used in a limited infantry support role, though not designed for it. To increase the number of rounds tossed into the air against enemy planes, a four gun mount was developed. It proved to be even more deadly than the single gun version. It was also mounted on various mobile platforms including surplus tank hulls. The gun was sold to allies and found its way into the military services of several nations post war.

Typical of all of the other books in the series, this is a photo book pure and simple. It provides a page or two of history on the two variants. A lot of information is provided through the captions of the many photos in the book. This sort of thing is a boon to modelers and enthusiasts alike. It is a welcome addition to this series. Apparently readers like these books as the titles are continuing into the future. Well worth picking up.

May 2023

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