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CHAPTER VII. WEAPONS
Section V. SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY
5. Self-Propelled Antiaircraft Guns
a. GENERAL. The growth of Allied air power and the decline of the Luftwaffe have forced the Germans to devise self-propelled antiaircraft guns to defend transport columns from low-level air attack.
b. Flakpanzer. Light antiaircraft guns of
(1) The 2 cm Flak 38 mounted on the chassis of the Czech 38 (t) tank.
(2) The 3.7 cm Flak 43 mounted on the Pz. Kpfw. IV chassis.
(3) The 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (four-barreled antiaircraft automatic cannon) mounted on the Pz. Kpfw. IV chassis with a thin eight-sided shield.
c. HALF-TRACK CARRIAGES. The 15-mm or 20-mm M. G. 151, a standard aircraft
machine gun, has been recently mounted on the
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