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German 3.7cm Flak 43

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German Anti-Aircraft Gun 3.7cm Flak 43

The gun is balanced by a clockwork type spring which returns the gun to the ready position of 45 degrees, the ordnance has incorporated a single trunnion, and this enables ammunition to be fed through the centre of the trunnion.

  • Calibre 37mm
  • Muzzle velocity 816 m/s
  • Range 4780 m
  • Rate of fire 80 rounds per minute (practical)
  • Ammunition HE
The example shown in these photographs is on display at the Middle Wallop Army Air Corps museum, this museum tells the history of flight in the British Army.
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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
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I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...