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8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37

Anti-Aircraft Artillery




8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37

Service Data:

In Service: 1933 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Krupp
Number built: 18,295

Technical Data:

Type: Flugabwehrkanone

Calibre: 8.8 cm
Length: 4.930 m
Weight: 4,985 kg
Breech: horizontal semi-automatic sliding block, percussion fired
Recoil:
Carriage: cruciform
Elevation: -3° to +85°
Traverse: 720
Rate of fire: 15 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 820 m/s
Effective range: 14,815 m
Shell Weight: 9.40 kg
Used by: Heer
Variants:
8.8 cm Flak 18
8.8 cm Flak 36
8.8 cm Flak 37
8.8 cm Flak 41
8.8 cm PaK 43
8.8 cm PaK 43/41
8.8 cm PaK 43/2
8.8 cm PaK 43/3
8.8 cm PaK 43/4
8.8 cm KwK 43
8.8 cm StuK 43

Other: Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Articles:

History:

The 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37 (8.8 cm Flugabwehrkanone 18/36 and 37)
8.8 cm Flak 37 (Sf) auf Fgst Zgkw 18t Sd.Kfz. 9
8.8 cm Flak 18 (Sf) auf Fgst Zgkw 12t Sd.Kfz. 8

Gallery:

8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37 picture 2
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8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37 picture 5
8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37 picture 6
8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37 picture 7

Film Footage Gallery

The first clip shows a 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37 being fired in action. The second clip shows the 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37 being towed by a Sd.Kfz. 11 and being deployed for action.





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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