FlaK 36 (37 mm)

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Description

The 37 mm FlaK 36 is a German autocannon made for anti-aircraft purposes. It is most notable in the game as the main armament of the German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, the Sd.Kfz. 6/2.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available shells

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Comparison with analogues

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High damage to aircraft

Cons:

  • Low muzzle velocity
  • Low penetration

History

Originally, the Flak 36 was able to fight aircraft flying at 4,200 meters effectively. The Flak 36 was mass deployed when it was deemed that the 20 mm flak guns were insufficient to fight the Soviet air support in the Eastern front and was meant to largely replace the 20 mm FlaK cannons. Later on, the Flak 42 version was made introducing such things as a gas-operated breach and a lower weight from 1,550 kg to 1,250 kg.

Media

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See also

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Germany anti-aircraft guns
20 mm  FlaK 38
30 mm  Maschinenkanone 103/38
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA
37 mm  FlaK 36 · FlaK 43 · FlaK 44