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2 cm Flakvierling 38
Distelfink

Anti-Aircraft Artillery




2 cm Flakvierling 38 Distelfink

Service Data:

In Service: 1940 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Mauser, Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Flugabwehrkanone

Calibre: 2 cm
Length: 2.251 m
Weight: kg
Breech: reciol operated bolt, percussion fired
Recoil:
Carriage: trailer
Elevation: -12° to +90°
Traverse: 360
Rate of fire: 480 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 900 m/s
Effective range: 2,695 m
Shell Weight: 305 gm
Used by: Heer
Variants:
2 cm Flak 30
2 cm KwK 30
2 cm Flak 38
2 cm Flakvierling 38
2 cm Gebirgs Flak 38
2 cm KwK 38

Other: Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Articles:

History:

The 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (2 cm Flakvierling Flugabwehrkanone 38)

Gallery:

2 cm Flakvierling 38 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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