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The Flakpanzer Ostwind, is a doctrinal unit for the Oberkommando west just like the Puma is a doctrinal unit for the Wehrmacht Ostheer. This vehicle has a highly effective 37mm cannon effective against infantry and light vehicles as well as aircraft but is weak against heavier tanks. However, it has generally average armor and is best used to support other armor. But it is one of the more versatile units for the often specialized OKW. In some ways, the Ostwind is a beefed up version of the Panzer II "Luchs" Light Tank, with less speed and a slower rate of fire but better armor, firepower, armor penetration, and area of effect on its shells; it is less effective at pursuing fleeing infantry but much better at almost everything else the light tank can do, at a bit higher cost.