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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's 37 mm FlaK L/83 C30

These were used on the Hipper class heavy cruisers.

  37 mm FlaK L/83 C30
Caliber 83
Length of gun 3.074 m
Length of bore  
Rate of Fire 80/minute
Rifling  
Elevation 85°
Traverse 4°/sec
Muzzle Velocity 1,000 m/s
Range of Shell - Surface Target 8,500 m
Range of Shell - Aerial Target 6,800 m
Shell weight 0.63 kg , 0.74 kg
Life of Barrel 7,200 rounds, 7,500 rounds

Sources:

  1. Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper Class, Gerhard Koop, Klaus-Peter Schmolke, 2001
  2. German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45, Gordon Williamson, 2003
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