World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of P-51 Mustang
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of T-34/85
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of Fw-190
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of Churchill
wwiivehicles.com ©2016
Search:
German Balkenkreuz

Germany's 8.8-cm FlaK 36,
8.8-cm Flugabwehrkanone 36

Flak 36 (left), Flak 18 (right) captured in Tunisia:
Germany's Flak 36 (left), Flak 18 (right) captured in Tunisia
United States Army in World War II, Pictorial Record, The War Against Germany and Italy: Mediterranean and Adjacent Areas, 1951, pg 62

8.8-cm FlaK 36 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds:
German 8.8-cm FlaK 36 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds
Nick Francis

8.8-cm FlaK 36 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds:
German 8.8-cm FlaK 36 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds
Nick Francis

Based on the experience gained in Spain with the 8.8-cm FlaK 18 modifications were asked for.1

Design

The platform was changed to improve stability and simplify production.1

The front and rear wheel sections were made with dual-wheels and made identically.1 Each had a barrel support so the gun could face either direction while being towed.1

The gun barrel had three sections for ease of replacement when one section would wear out.1

8.8-cm FlaK 36/43

Production of the FlaK41 gun outpaced it's carriages so it was fitted to FlaK 36 carriages.1

  8.8-cm FlaK 36
Caliber 88 mm1
Traveling  
Length  
Height  
Front width  
Rear width  
Firing  
Length  
Height  
Outrigger arms width  
Other Specs  
Length of gun 4.664 m1
Length of bore  
Calibers  
Rifling  
Length of rifling  
Weight traveling  
Weight in action  
Elevation -3° to +85°1
Traverse 360°1
Muzzle Velocity  
Rate of fire  
Range of shell horizontal  
Ceiling  
Ceiling at 70°  
Shell weight  
Armor penetration  
Breech mechanism  
Length of wheelbase  
Ground clearance  

Sources:

  1. New Vanguard 88 mm FlaK 36/36/37/41 and PaK 43 1936-45, John Norris, 2002
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site