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WW2 German FlaK Guns

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 5/23/2014

Germany employed all manner of anti-aircraft weaponry throughout World War 2 (even captured specimens), no doubt forced by the relentless Allied bombing campaign.

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There are a total of 12 WW2 German FlaK Guns in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1942
12.8cm FlaK 40
The 128mm FlaK 40 was one of the largest anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by the Germans in World War 2. Design of the t...
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1942
12.8cm Flakzwilling 40
The double 12.8 cm (128mm) "Flakzwilling 40" was a variant of the very successful 12.8 cm FlaK 40 that was designed to replac...
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1935
2cm FlaK 30
The manufacturing automotive and defense firm of Rheinmetall-Borsig was given a defense contract by the German government to ...
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1936
5cm FlaK 41
During World War 2 (1939-1945), ground-based Anti-Aircraft (AA) defense ranged across several established "layers" and guns o...
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1934
8.8cm FlaK 18 / FlaK 36 / FlaK 37 (German 88)
After World War 1 concluded in the armistice of November of 1918, the German Empire was held largely to blame by the victorio...
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1943
8.8cm FlaK 41
Leading up to World War 2, no other nation was seemingly on the same technological edge as the Germans who spent years prior ...
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1939
85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1939 (M1939) (KS-12 / 52-K)
Throughout the 1930s, aircraft development was evolving by leaps and bounds across the world. As such, air defense forces of ...
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1944
85mm Air Defense Gun Model 1944 (M1944) (KS-18)
The 85mm M1944 air defense gun (or "Model 1944" and also known as "KS-18") was nothing more than the original M1939 platform ...
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1944
Flakpanzer IV Ostwind (East Wind)
The limitations of the earlier quad-20mm-armed, Panzer IV tank-based "Wirbelwind" Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) sy...
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1944
Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind (Whirlwind)
As the Allied air campaign against German interests during World War 2 increased in both its intensity and results, it fell t...
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1941
Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3
No image of the American military effort in World War 2 is complete without the appearance of the M3 Half-Track vehicle. The ...
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