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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's 2-cm Flakvierling 38

This quadruple mounted 20 mm gun was designed by Mauser to be used by the Navy.1 It however entered production in 1940 for use by the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe.1

It used an adapted carriage of the FlaK 38 and the Flakvisier 40 or Flakvisier 40A sight.1

Usage

The crew was a commander with seven men.1

It was used on trains and FlaK towers.1

  2-cm Flakvierling 38
Caliber 0.8"1
20 mm1
Length of gun 88.7"1
2.252 m1
Length of bore  
Rifling  
Length of rifling  
Weight traveling 4,877 lb1
2,212 kg1
Weight in action 3,338 lb1
1,514 kg1
Elevation -10° to +100°1
Traverse 360°1
Muzzle Velocity 2,953'/sec1
900 m/sec1
Ceiling 7,220'1
2,200 m1
Range of shell  
Shell weight 0.2625 lb1
0.119 kg1
Armor penetration  
Breech mechanism  

Sources:

  1. Artillery of World War II, Chris Chant, 2001
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site