Möbelwagen

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Möbelwagen
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General data
TypeAnti-air
Nation
PhaseC
Deployment cost120
Weapons
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FlaK 43 (37mm)
Accuracy: 3/10
Rate of fire: 126 r/m
High Explosive: 12 (11m AoE)
Range: 1000m

Ammunition400
Survivability
Armor
3
2
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5
3
Top: Open
Mobility and detection
Speed20 km/h (60 km/h on roads)
StealthVery bad
OpticsLow

Möbelwagen is a German Anti-air unit. It is a useful and mobile anti-aircraft vehicle that can engage enemy aircraft and infantry with its 37mm Flak guns. By anti-aircraft units standards, it is one of the most well armoured types of machinery in the game and will withstand artillery and air strikes without being destroyed.

Overview[edit | edit source]

One of the first self-propelled anti-aircraft platforms in German service, the Möbelwagen entered service in April 1944. A modified Panzer IV tank mounting the powerful 3.7 cm Flak 43 L/89, it was intended as a stop-gap model before purpose-designed Flakpanzers entered service. However, 240 Möbelwagens were built and served with distinction over the course of the war. Its principal flaw was the lack of protection for the gun-crew, as the armored screens had to be lowered in order for the weapon to be used.

The name literally means Furniture Van, a nickname given to it due to the distinct shape of its superstructure, resembling contemporary moving vans.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Möbelwagen is a late game anti-aircraft asset whose armour is thick enough to withstand phase C punishment. Indeed, artillery and enemy air strikes will rarely do more than panic the unit, and the biggest threat to the Möbelwagen are enemy tanks. Reaching a respectable 1000m fire range, its 37mm Flak guns are capable of dealing with planes and soft targets, but will do little but tickle enemy armour.

Unfortunately, the unit borders on the expensive side and is not available in very large numbers - packs of two units each. Most packs also consist of inexperienced Möbelwagens. The player will still have to rely on fighter or fighter-bomber aircraft to down enemy bomber planes.

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