1941 to 1945 Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built: Type:
37 mm Length:
3.75 mm Weight:
275 kg Rate of fire:
160 rounds per minute
718 m/s Effective range:
3.7 cm Flak
cm Flak 36/37 3.7
cm Flak 43 3.7
cm Flakzwilling 43 3.7 cm BK Other: Armaments
The 3.7 cm BK (Bordkanone 3.7 cm) was a anti-tank cannon designed
and produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig
in 1941. The 3.7 cm BK was also known as the 3.7
cm Flak 18
when used by anti-aircraft batteries, this weapon was recoil loading
automatic weapon with a sliding barrel and central locking mechanism, which was
installed under the wings of fuselage of the aircraft as a self-contained pod
with a six round magazine, The 3.7 cm BK could either fire tungsten hardcore ammunition
or high explosive shells,
The 3.7 cm BK was the weapon installed in
Stuka (dive bomber) and he completed over 2,530 combat missions destroying
more than 2000 targets, 800 plus vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery pieces, a
destroyer, two cruisers, and a Soviet battleship called the Marat, Hans-Ulrich
was one of the most highly decorated personnel within the Wehrmacht.
The 3.7 cm BK (Bordkanone 3.7 cm) anti-tank cannon was installed in the following
Luftwaffe aircraft Junkers
of the Third Reich.
Flying Guns World War II.
German Aircraft Guns WW I WW II.
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