Flak.37 (88 mm)

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Description

Built as an anti high altitude bomber weapon meaning this gun has both a high velocity as a good amount of high explosives.

overall its a good gun with good trajectory.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

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Comparison with analogues

Usage in battles

Relatively flat trajectoried gun with a good penetration for its tier, with no outstanding weaknesses, besides bouncing off t34 front glacis.

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Pros:

  • Flat trajectory
  • Good amount of high explosives

Cons:

  • Slow reload
  • Bounces easily

History

predesessor to the flak 36 which was a predesessor to the flak 18, the flak 37 stands in the 88 flak lineage of germany.

it would be known for its great anti armor capabilities, knocking out behemoths that the existing german towed guns couldnt knock out such as the French B1 and the soviet kv1.

it would gather a fearsome reputation and would be exadurated in repports as 10,5mm and 150mm shelling was mistaken as 88 shelling.

A gun of its kind; the KwK36 (88 mm) would be used to arm the tiger tank.

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See also

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Germany tank cannons
20 mm  KwK 30 L/55 · KwK 38 L/55 · Rh202
28/20 mm  s.Pz.B.41
37 mm  KwK 34(t) L/40 · KwK 36 L/45 · KwK 38(t) L/47
47 mm  Pak(t)(Sf.)
50 mm  KwK 38 L/42 · KwK 39 L/60 · PaK 38 L/60
57 mm  Bofors L/70 Mk.I
75 mm  K51 L/24 · PaK 39 L/48 · PaK 40/3 L/46 · PaK 42 L/70 · StuK 37 L/24 · StuK 40 (L/43 & L/48)
  KwK 37 L/24 · KwK 40 (L/43 & L/48) · KwK 42 L/70 · KwK 44 L/70 · KwK 44 L/36
76 mm  Pak 36(r) L/48
88 mm  Flak 41 · KwK 36 L/56 · KwK 43 L/71 · PaK 43 L/71
90 mm  BK 90
105 mm  FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 L/52 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · StuH 42 L/28
120 mm  Rheinmetall L44
128 mm  KwK 44 L/55 · K.40 · PaK 44 L/55
150 mm  sIG 33 · StuH 43 L/12