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Germany's 37 mm FlaK L/83 C30

These were used on the Hipper class heavy cruisers.1,2

  37 mm FlaK L/83 C30
Caliber 831
Length of gun 3.074 m1
Length of bore  
Rate of Fire 80/minute2
Rifling  
Elevation 85°1
Traverse 4°/sec1
Muzzle Velocity 1,000 m/s2
Range of Shell - Surface Target 8,500 m1,2
Range of Shell - Aerial Target 6,800 m1,2
Shell weight 0.63 kg1 , 0.74 kg1
Life of Barrel 7,200 rounds2, 7,500 rounds1

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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