8.8cm Flak 37 Selbstfahrlafette auf 18 ton Zugkraftwagen


8.8cm Flak 37 Selbstfahrlafette auf 18 ton Zugkraftwagen

8.8cm Flak 37 Selbstfahrlafette auf 18 ton Zugkraftwagen
8.8cm Flak 37 Selbstfahrlafette auf 18 ton Zugkraftwagen

In 1940, 15 vehicles armed with 88mm Flak 18 were produced using FAMO Sd.Kfz.9 chassis and were used as anti-aircraft vehicles.  In 1942, order was placed by the Luftwaffe and Heer to build 112 8.8cm Flak 37 auf Zgkw 18t.  The vehicle was a Sd.Kfz.9 halftrack mounted with an armored cab and platform to mount the 88mm gun. The gun itself had limited traverse because of the armored cab and could only be fully traversed with the gun elevated. First 14 vehicles were delivered in June and July of 1943, but the order was cancelled and further production did not continue.

Specifications

Weight: 25000kg
Crew: 10 men
Engine: Maybach HL108TUKRM / 12-cylinder / 230hp
Speed: Road: 35-50km/h
Cross-Country: –km/h
Range: Road: 250km
Cross-Country: 100km
Fuel Capacity: 290 litres
Lenght: 9.32m
Width: 2.65m
Height: 3.67m
Armament: 88mm Flak 37 L/56
Ammo: 88mm – 40 rounds
Armor: 8-14.5mm

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