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"German 128-mm AA Gun" from Tactical and Technical Trends

This brief U.S. report on the German 128-mm antiaircraft gun appeared in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 26, June 3, 1943.

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The 128-mm (Flak 40) antiaircraft gun, which exists in both mobile and static versions, is also mounted on railroad cars. The predictor used is Kommandogerät 40 (Üg 37), which is also used to control the 88-mm (3.46-in) and 105-mm (4.14-in) AA guns. The performance of the 128-mm (Flak 40) is at present unknown, but details may be similar to those previously published* for the 127-mm AA gun.

These figures, which remain unconfirmed, are:

Length of bore	           50 cals
Muzzle velocity	           2,500 f/s
Max. horizontal range	   19,600 yds
Max. vertical range	   42,600 ft
Weight of projectile	   55 lbs
Rate of fire	           8 rpm
Elevation	           0° to 90°
Traverse	           360°

* See TM 30-450, p. 333 (Handbook on German Military Forces) and MIS, Special Series, No. 10, p. 45 (German Antiaircraft Artillery).


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