2cm Flak38 Barrels
Fukuya-Works Set No. 03501/03502

1:35th Scale

Review by Terry Ashley

The Set:
Fukuya-Works are a Japanese company producing a range of metal 1:32 and 1:48 aircraft barrels as well as metal ship barrels in scales 1/200, 250, 350, 500 and 700. They have now released their first two sets of metal barrels in 1:35 scale, the first set #035-01 is a single 2cm Flak 38 barrel and set #035-02 a set of four 2cm Flak 38 barrels for the Flakvieling.

We'll have a brief look at the barrel sets here but to be honest I am not going to waist a lot of time because quite frankly in the day and age with some of the superb 2cm Flak38 barrels available these are simply rubbish, and expensive rubbish at that.

The four barrels in the Flakvieling set, with just one in the single 2cm set
Close-up of the featureless flash suppressor

To sum up they are 1.5mm too long, the flash suppressor is too big and is just a solid lump with no pretext of perforations and is not even fully hollowed out, just an indentation at the tip. The two textured hand grips along the tube are represented as raised sections, well I think you get the picture so there's really not much more to say.

Overall barrel which is 1.5mm too long as well being wrong in every other detail

These barrels by today's standards are simply rubbish and not worth considering at all.

Not recommended

See a full comparison of available FlaK38 barrels which has been updated to include this barrel set.

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by Detlev Terlisten
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from 1942 to 1945

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German 20mm FlaK in WWII 1395-1945
Schiffer Military History
ISBN: 0-88740-758-7
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ISBN 80-86416-60-7
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#66 - 11/1999

GALILEO Publishing Co.,Ltd.

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