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8.8 cm Flak 37

8.8 cm Flak 37

The 8.8 cm Flak was available in several versions. The first version of the 8.8 cm Flak was the Flak 18. In 1933 it was given to the Wehrmacht. The next version was the Flak 36 and then the Flak 37. These 8.8 cm Flaks belonged to the best weapons of the Second World War. They were not only good air defense cannons, but also very good antitank defense cannons. The 8.8 cm Flak belonged to the heavy air defense cannons which were used against high flying airplanes. It could defeat airplanes in a height of 10 km and it could fire up to a distance of 15 km. Up to a distance of 2 km it could also defeat tanks.

Technical data about the 8.8 cm Flak 37
Type of weapon Air defense cannon
Manufacturer Krupp
Caliber 8.8 cm
Total mass 5 t
Ammunition High-explosive grenade
Projectile mass 9.4 kg
Muzzle speed 820 m/s
Maximum range 15 km

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Last Update: 15.12.2004