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12.8 cm Flak 40

Anti-Aircraft Artillery




12.8 cm Flak 40

Service Data:

In Service: 1942 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built: 450

Technical Data:

Type: Flugabwehrkanone

Calibre: 12.8 cm
Length: 7.835 m
Weight: 13,000 kg
Breech: horizontal semi-automatic sliding block, electrically fired
Recoil:
Carriage: platform
Elevation: -3° to +88°
Traverse: 360
Rate of fire: 12 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 880 m/s
Effective range: 20,475 m
Shell Weight: 26.02 kg
Used by: Heer
Variants:
12.8 cm Flak 40
12.8 cm Flakzwilling 40

Other: Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Articles:

History:

The 12.8 cm Flak 40 (12.8 cm Flugabwehrkanone 40

Gallery:

12.8 cm Flak 40 picture 2

Heer Comments

Sources:

German Artillery in World War II. 1939-1945.
ISBN-10: 0887407625

German Artillery of World War Two.
ISBN-10: 1853672610

German infantry weapons of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0882543725

German Small Arms of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0896730239

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