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The Ostwind is one of two mobile AA guns based on the Panzer IV chassis. Its brother, the wibelwind, is armed with 4 20mm cannons as opposed to the single 37mm gun carried by the osti. The ostiwind can kill panzers, and other flackers from behind at close range, but you would do better leaving enemy GV's for your own tanks, and concentrating on the aircraft. The maximum range you can reasonably expect to land any hit at, even by luck, is 1.5k, anything further and you are just wasing ammo.
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The Ostwind is one of two mobile AA guns based on the Panzer IV chassis. It is armed with a 37mm FlaK 43 L / 89, firing 150 rounds per minute. The other anti-aircraft platform based on the Panzer IV is the Wirblewind and that is armed with quad 20mm.
  
 
===Fighting in the Ostwind===
 
===Fighting in the Ostwind===
The wirb is more common overall, as you have a higher volume of fire and better balistics, but you're about as likely to see an osti at a V base, or at a spawn being attacked by B-25's, or Il-2's (both are slow aircraft, that can absorb enough damage to make the osti useful). You also have a 7.62mm (.30 cal) hull gun, but this is never usefull unless you're turreted and see troops running. You're unlikely to escape well aimed bombs, so you're best bet would be to find some thick trees and reverse into them. This will shield you strafing, and bomb blast to a limited extent.
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The Wirblwind is more common overall, as you have a higher volume of fire and better ballistics, but you're about as likely to see an Ostwind at a V base, or at a spawn being attacked by B-25's, or Il-2's (both are slow aircraft, that can absorb enough damage to make the osti useful). You also have a 7.62mm (.30 cal) hull gun, but this is never usefull unless you're turreted and see troops running. You're unlikely to escape well aimed bombs, so you're best bet would be to find some thick trees and reverse into them. This will shield you strafing, and bomb blast to a limited extent.
  
 
===Fighting against the Ostwind===
 
===Fighting against the Ostwind===
  
Just drop a bomb on its head. Most gunners seem to have trouble aiming at targets in the verticle, and this is only accentuated by low rate of fire, and worse than average balistics. This may sound harsh, but if you are in a B-25 or Il-2, wait for his attention to be drawn by someone else in the opposite dirrection, and then go for your pass
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Two things to remember when combating an Ostwind while in an aircraft: although the Ostwind is not easy to aim it only takes a single hit from that 37mm to rip your aircraft apart. Ostwind players who have learned the trajectory are very dangerous.  If possible, try and drop a bomb anywhere near it and it will damage the turret.  Also, strafing runs with aircraft guns will usually destroy the turret as well.  The turret armor is only really useful against small arms fire from the ground.
  
 
===tips===
 
===tips===

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Ostwind
Type Self propelled anti-aircraft gun
Crew 2
Max Speed 20-30mph
Aces High II Main Arenas
Earliest MA Mid War
Typical perk cost 0 (Late War)
ENY value 25 (Late War)
Available on carrier no
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The Ostwind in Aces High II[edit]

The Ostwind is one of two mobile AA guns based on the Panzer IV chassis. It is armed with a 37mm FlaK 43 L / 89, firing 150 rounds per minute. The other anti-aircraft platform based on the Panzer IV is the Wirblewind and that is armed with quad 20mm.

Fighting in the Ostwind[edit]

The Wirblwind is more common overall, as you have a higher volume of fire and better ballistics, but you're about as likely to see an Ostwind at a V base, or at a spawn being attacked by B-25's, or Il-2's (both are slow aircraft, that can absorb enough damage to make the osti useful). You also have a 7.62mm (.30 cal) hull gun, but this is never usefull unless you're turreted and see troops running. You're unlikely to escape well aimed bombs, so you're best bet would be to find some thick trees and reverse into them. This will shield you strafing, and bomb blast to a limited extent.

Fighting against the Ostwind[edit]

Two things to remember when combating an Ostwind while in an aircraft: although the Ostwind is not easy to aim it only takes a single hit from that 37mm to rip your aircraft apart. Ostwind players who have learned the trajectory are very dangerous. If possible, try and drop a bomb anywhere near it and it will damage the turret. Also, strafing runs with aircraft guns will usually destroy the turret as well. The turret armor is only really useful against small arms fire from the ground.

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-The ostiwind is unlikely to hit you at even 1000yds, as poor balistics and low rate of fire make finding the right lead a problem. -B-25's, Il-2's, and other large aircraft should be cautious of the ostiwind, as just a few hits will be enough to seriously damage or kill you. -stay clear of multiple flackers in close proximity, the volume of fire makes hits near guaranteed.