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8.8 cm Flak 41

Anti-Aircraft Artillery

8.8 cm Flak 41 Eisenerz

Service Data:

In Service: 1941 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Flugabwehrkanone

Calibre: 8.8 cm
Length: 6.545 m
Weight: 7,800 kg
Breech: horizontal semi-automatic sliding block, electrically fired
Elevation: -3° to +90°
Traverse: 360
Rate of fire: 20 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 1,000 m/s
Effective range: 19,735 m
Shell Weight: 9.40 kg
Used by: Heer
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The 8.8 cm Flak 41 (8.8 cm Flugabwehrkanone 41) modified for use on Tiger I Ausf. E (Tiger I), Hornisse / Nashorn tank destroyer, Ferdinand / Elefant tank destroyer, Jagdpanther tank destroyer, Tiger II Ausf. B


8.8 cm Flak 41 Eisenerz picture 2
8.8 cm Flak 41 Eisenerz picture 3

Heer Comments


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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