8.8cm Flak 18 Selbstfahrlafette auf Zugkraftwagen 12t


8.8cm Flak 18 Selbstfahrlafette auf Zugkraftwagen 12t

8.8cm Flak 18 Selbstfahrlafette auf Zugkraftwagen 12t
8.8cm Flak 18 Selbstfahrlafette auf Zugkraftwagen 12t

In 1939, order was placed by the Waffenamt to build 10 8.8cm Flak 18 auf Zgkw 12t. The vehicle was a Sd.Kfz.8 halftrack mounted with an armored cab and platform to mount the 88mm gun. The gun itself had limited traverse because of the low armored cab and could only be fully traversed with the gun elevated. These vehicles were to act as heavy anti-tank vehicles to be used also against fortified positions.First 10 vehicles were delivered in 1939 and were used by 8th Schwere Panzerjaegerabteilungin the Polish and French Campaign of 1939 and 1940.

Specifications

Weight: 20000kg
Crew: 9 men
Engine: Maybach HL85TUKRM / 12-cylinder / 185hp
Speed: Road: 50km/h
Cross-Country: –km/h
Range: Road: 260km
Cross-Country: —km
Fuel Capacity: — litres
Lenght: 7.35m
Width: 2.50m
Height: 2.8m
Armament: 88mm Flak 18 L/56
Ammo: 88mm – 40 rounds
Armor: 8-14.5mm

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