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4 barreled 20mm Flakvierling 38 - OUCH
« on: October 05, 2021, 12:56:35 AM »
As Forrest Gump once said, "Something bit me!"

I have a new found respect for the German Anti-aircraft guns in Great Battles, or at least for the 4x20mm 38

The "Dingo" server is littered with these little Rat Bastards!

Flakvierling 38

The 2cm Flakvierling 38 quadruple 20mm mounting was highly respected by Allied airmen operating at low level. Designed by Mauser for German naval use, the Flakvierling 38 entered production for the army and air force during 1940. The Flakvierling 38 combined four FlaK 38 barrels on an adapted version of the FlaK 38’s carriage, and while the standard sight was the Flakvisier 40 or improved Flakvisier 40A, provision was being made for radar direction by the end of World War II.

The need to keep four barrels supplied with ammunition meant that the detachment was increased to a commander and seven men (reduced to six from August 1944) rather than the FlaK 38’s total of six men: this provided for four loading and ammunition numbers in place of the FlaK 38’s two, but the Flakvierling 38 could be operated by just four men.

The Flakvierling 38 was carried on trains and installed on FlaK towers to supplement heavier weapons, and was also used on a number of self-propelled mountings including the 2cm Flakvierling 38 auf m Lkw, the mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t mit 2cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 7/1), the Flakpanzer IV (2cm Flakvierling 38) auf Fgst PzKpfw IV Möbelwagen, and the Flakpanzer IV (2cm) auf Fgst PzKpfw IV/3 Wirbelwind. It was an excellent and reliable weapon.

Specifications Type : light towed AA gun
Calibre: 20mm (0.8in)
Vehicle Length: n/a
Length of Barrel : 2.252m (88.7in)
Weight Travelling : 2212kg (4877lb)
Weight in Action : 1514kg (3338lb)
Elevation Arc : -10° to +100°
Traverse Arc : 360°
Effective Ceiling : 2200m (7220ft)
Projectile Weight : 0.119kg (0.2625lb)
Muzzle Velocity : 900mps (2953fps)

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Re: 4 barreled 20mm Flakvierling 38 - OUCH
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 01:00:42 AM »
Thats what they are .. they hit hard... cant fly straight away.. stay low..
Rat bastards!!