20 mm (2 cm) AA guns were used on ships, on barges, anti-aircraft tanks, single towed guns, quadruple towed guns, and on a portee (a truck to carry them but dismountable) and near the end of WWII on US built LVT (4) Alligators. WWI German design. Perfected by Oerlikon in Switzerland The Oerlikon became best known in its naval applications. Initially the Oerlikon was not looked upon favorably by the Royal Navy as a short-range anti-aircraft gun. All through 1937-1938 Lord Louis Mountbatten, then a Captain in the Royal Navy, waged a lone campaign within the Royal Navy to set up an unprejudiced trial for the Oerlikon 20 mm gun, but it was all in vain The next items of note are the amidships 20mm anti-aircraft guns. The black boxes sitting atop the gun are the magazines (which hold the bullets, or shells). These guns used fixed ammunition. Notice that the left-hand magazine is painted with a white stripe. This allowed the ammunition handlers to know which side the magazine went on and avoid confusion in heat of battle. Each magazine holds.
20 mm Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft Gun. This article deals with the land and ship-based anti-aircraft variants of the Oerlikon 20-millimeter weapon. For the design's aircraft autocannon applications, please see 20 mm MG-FF Oerlikon, Type 99 Mark 1, and Type 99 Mark 2. During WW1, Reinhold Becker designed a 20-mm autocannon that saw limited use .. In this online version of the manual we have attempted to keep the flavor of the original layout while taking advantage of the Web's universal accessibility 20 mm Polsten. A Canadian towed anti-aircraft mounting featuring three Polsten cannons. 1939-1941? The Polsten was a Polish development of the 20 mm Oerlikon gun. The Polsten was designed to be simpler and much cheaper to build than the Oerlikon, without reducing effectiveness Rapidly after 1945, jet planes replaced prop driven ones and an era of anti-aircraft missiles replaced the artillery such as the 20mm cannon. The US Navy rapidly discarded and scrapped their 20mm.
British anti-aircraft weapons came in two classes, light and heavy. The main gun in the light class was the 40mm Bofors, though 20mm Polstens and Oerlikons were issued. The heavy class was dominated by the excellent 3.7in with the old 3in being used to defend airfields back in Britain . Crewed by Luftwaffe boys, this is one of Germany's many 20mm light flak guns employed for anti-aircraft defence. Flakvierling of the Cruiser ' Prinz Eugen ' in action against British bombers in the harbour of Brest, France 1941. A Flakvierling is prepared for movement during the fightings around Neaples in southern. Wirbelwind Anti-Aircraft Gun. Based on a PzKpfw IV chassis, the Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) had an open-topped polygonal turret carrying four 20mm guns. Wirbelwind, WWII German Self-Propelled four-barrelled Anti-Aircraft Gun.Photo: Skaarup.HA CC BY-SA 3.0. Read another story from us: King of the Battlefield: 26 Pictures of The Hummel Self-Propelled.
WWII Original German Photo- OERLIKON 20MM Anti-Aircraft Gun **AUTHENTIC** WW2. German soldiers man the Oerlikon 20MM Anti-Aircraft/Seacraft gun. This weapon was very versatile. It could be used on ships, planes, and the ground. The branding Oerlikon is visible on the gun near the ammo drum. This was part of a photo series by the German. GOOD FILM - Flug(zeug)abwehrkanone air defense gun; anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) of the German army used in an anti -tank rol The Flak 30 (Flugabwehrkanone 30) and improved Flak 38 were 20mm anti-aircraft guns used by various German forces throughout World War II. It was not only the primary German light anti-aircraft gun, but by far the most numerously produced German artillery piece throughout the war.1 It was produced in a variety of models, notably the Flakvierling 38 which combined four Flaks 38 onto a single. German 20mm Flak 38 anti-aircraft gun. • Number of bricks: 130. • Compatible with LEGO® bricks. • It's minifigure scaled. • Digital instruction will be sent via email. The Flak 38 was the most numerously produced German anti-aircraft gun throughout WW2. It was heavily used by the German army, the Luftwaffe and the navy
Millones de Productos que Comprar! Envío Gratis en Pedidos desde $59 The 20mm Flakvierling 38 was a German antiaircraft gun used during World War II. Consisting of four barrels on a common mount, it featured collapsing seats, folding handles and ammunition racks. The mount has a triangular base with a jack at each leg for leveling the gun. The tracker traverses and elevates the mount manually using two handwheels The Polsten 20mm AA Guns at Operation Market-Garden - 1944. A relatively unique, and as a result obscure, weapon existed within the TO&E of the 1 st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron at Arnhem. The weapon was the Polsten 20mm Anti-Aircraft Gun, No.2 Mk II. There were two guns forming a Section, each being towed behind one of the squadron's jeeps In 2018, after nearly 20 years of recovering and restoring parts, the German 2cm (20mm) FLAK 38 anti-aircraft gun in the QuestMasters Museum collection has completed restoration. This German 2cm FLAK 38 was recovered from a farm just outside of Bastogne, Belgium in the late 1990's
Flak 38 Anti-Aircraft Cannon. A modification of the Flak (Flugabwehrkanone) 30 anti-aircraft cannon, the 20mm Flak 38 featured a higher rate of fire that was needed to take into account the increasing speed of aircraft.Although the Flak 30 had been produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig, the Flak 38 was manufactured by Mauser The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifle used during World War II. Nicknamed Norsupyssy, Finnish for elephant gun, it had excellent accuracy, penetration, and range for its. The Oerlikon AA gun was an anti aircraft weapon that was used by the Allies during World War II. It required a crew of only one man to operate and was fed by a 60 round magazine. Chambered for the 20 x 110RB round, the Oerlikon weighed 67 kg, measured 216 cm in length with a 140 cm long barrel, and utilized the Advanced Primer Ignition (API) blowback method of operation, giving a rate of fire. This was the final antiaircraft gun developed for U-boats. Adapted from the German army 37mm Flak 42, it had a further range and fired a much more powerful shell. The rate of fire was somewhat lower at 50 rounds per minute. U-boat Flak Gun Specification. 20mm Flak 30. 20mm Flak 38. 37mm Flak 42. Year Introduced. 1930
The USN compared the 0.5 to the Hispano 20mm and decided the 20mm was three times more effective, the USAAF did similar tests and decided that it was 2.5 times more effective. So a Hellcat, Kittyhawk or a P51D is about equal to Spitfire as the 4 x LMG often carried were of little use in Europe and ignored Switzerland. Type. Anti-Aircraft Gun. Caliber. 20.000 mm. ww2dbase. Anti-aircraft guns manufactured by Solothurn of Switzerland. This article has been removed for review and updates, please check back again soon! ww2dbase 13.2 mm Hotchkiss machine gun. 2. 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling. 20 ITK 40 VKT. 20 mm Polsten. 25 mm automatic air defense gun M1940 (72-K) 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-aircraft gun. 3. 3/50 caliber gun
That depends on the gun. There are many classes of guns, from short range autocannons to mid-range, long range, and then super-long range. In general, the larger the shell, the longer the range (provided that power charge and velocity have been in.. The Flak 88 was a legendary WWII-era anti-air and an anti-tank gun used by Nazi Germany and their allies. The predecessor of this iconic gun was produced by Krupp during the First World War, designated as 8.8 cm Flak 16, as one of the first specially designed AA cannons, it soon showed results in countering the swarm of newly-developed aircraft.
Artmaster - Small anti-aircraft gun postion for a 20mm anti-aircraft gun. $12.42. Item Add to Wish List. 80200. Artmaster 80200 . Although superseded soon after the end of 1940, it provided the Luftwaffe with a formidable punch against.
The Anti-Aircraft version of the Solothurn gun. Hmaag CC BY-SA 3.0. The only non-Axis user of the weapon was the Royal Netherlands Army. The US Army considered purchasing the rifle and ran several tests in 1940-1941. In the USA the S-18/100 was temporarily standardized as the 20mm automatic gun T3 . 2-pdr. multiple Pom-Pom and Bofors in local control 1,700 yards. Oerlikon 20 mm. single gun 1,000 yards. 0.5 in. Machine gun. 800 yards. 0.303 in. and 0.30 in. weapons 400 yards Feb 20, 2014 - Explore Paul Walker's board German anti aircraft guns and vechcles, followed by 1660 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about world war two, german army, german
Up to five 40 mm Bofors and six 20 mm Oerlikon mounts made up the majority of the ship's defenses, being the most common anti-aircraft automatic cannons used by the U.S. Navy during the war WW2 American Navy USN 20mm anti-aircraft trench art training shells (price each) $15.00. $14.00 shipping. 45 watching. WW2 Trench art. New Guinea campaign. Signal shell cups. 1945. $200.00
The Oerlikon 20mm cannon in the foreground was built by Pontiac. Author's photo added 12-17-2019. Author's photo added 12-17-2019. This is Serial Number 43469. Author's photo added 12-17-2019. Pontiac 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Cannon: Pontiac began work on the 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun mechanisms and gun tubes in January 1942 1942. 12.8cm FlaK 40 Towed Anti-Aircraft Artillery. 2. 1942. 12.8cm Flakzwilling 40 Double-Barreled Anti-Aircraft Gun System. 3. 1935. 2cm FlaK 30 Towed Anti-Aircraft Cannon. 4
The principal fighting weapon of the 3 rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, was the 40mm Bofors gun. This gun was developed in the early 1930's by the Swedish firm Bofors AB. The Anti-Aircraft guns used in WW 1 were of fairly large calibre, and it was realised that a requirement existed for a gun of a lighter calibre, to fill the gap between the heavy guns and the much. Brand: Tamiya. A 1:35 built, painted and weathered model of a German Quad-20mm antiaircraft self propelled gun, commonly referred to as the Wirbelwind. Includes base with nine (9) figures at rest in a bombed-out French town. The figures are glued with Elmer's Glue-All and can be easily removed or repositioned; the tank is not glued to the base The lead car's gun fit was changed. The WWII German 20mm gun was removed and replaced with a WWII Soviet ZiS-3 anti-tank gun, which was designated M42 in the JNA nomenclature system. (ZiS-3 fitted to the Krajina Express.) The ZiS-3 was a successful anti-tank gun of WWII, with over 103,000 being made The front armor of the upper hull ranged from 50 to 80 mm single plate armor or of two (50+30 mm), the sides were 30 mm, and the rear armor that protected engine compartment was only 20 mm. The 2 cm Flak 38 Flakvierling anti-aircraft quad gun was placed in a nine-sided, open-topped turret Aug 29, 2019 - Explore Joe S's board German flak train on Pinterest. See more ideas about train, railway gun, german
Millones de Productos que Comprar! Envío Gratis en Productos Participantes The birth of the storied Swiss Oerlikon 20mm automatic anti-aircraft cannon was actually in Imperial Germany when it was debuted for service in World War 1. The weapon was from a design by Reinhold Becker in 1914 and came to be known in its original form as the 20mm Becker, an automatic firing weapon chambered for the 20x70mmRB projectile and. Original Item: Very Few Available. Fantastic inert 20mm German WWII FLAK 38 rounds nicely marked on the base and offered in very good condition. Each round is approximately 8 in length.The Flak 30 (Flugabwehrkanone 30) and improved Flak 38 were 20 mm anti-aircraft guns used by various German forces throughout World War II. It was not only the primary German light anti-aircraft gun, but by far.
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition British WWII Royal Navy Oerlikon 20 mm/70 (0.79) Mark I and Mark II cannon sight. The Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannon was widely used by naval and air forces during World War II, by countries on both sides. Sight appears to be unissued and is in excellent condition. During World War Two the Oerlikon FF was installed as. The four IOWAs carried the most anti-aircraft guns in the fleet, along with the new Essex class aircraft carriers (Some of the Essex class carriers, depending on their individual configuration, would carry more 20 mm guns while USS Saratoga (CV-3) carried a hundred 40mm guns in 25 quad mountings) This gun was of the two standard Italian 20mm anti-aircraft guns and was the Cannone-Mitragliera da 20/65 modello 35 (Breda) which was first manufactured in 1934. It was designed as a dual purpose weapon for use against ground and air targets and was taken into service by the Italian army in 1935
Armament: 20mm aircraft cannons, 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun loading mechanism,37mm cannon shells, Bellevue springs for artillery recoil mechanisms, 57mm anti-tank guns, 75mm cannon shells, 105mm shell casings, Thunderbolt 20mm Oerlikon Quad gun mounts, (7) M7 tanks. (Another 20 unfinished were still on the production lines. I was researching this question myself recently, and came across a resource that I found fascinating. It's a US Navy report from September of 1945, sharing statistics on the effectiveness of the various anti aircraft weapons employed by the Navy d.. Impressive and Desirable World War II U.S. Bofors 40 mm Automatic Gun M1 on Anti-Aircraft Carriage M2A1Manufactured from 1932 until the present, the Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft gun was designed in Sweden and produced by many countries. A very successful design that revolutionized air defense and was used on towed ground mounts, fixed positions, ships, and later armored vehicles and aircraft US shipboard anti-aircraft artillery in WWII was pretty effective. The Bofors 40mm gun was the most effective AA naval weapon. About 7,600-7,800 enemy aircraft came within AA range of US ships during WWII. Of these, 2,773 were shot down by AA, and another 314 were lost through crashes (suicide crashes) on US ships
This photo shows the M1A2 or M9 37mm anti-aircraft guns mounted above the M2 .50 Browning machine guns. Author's photo added 10-31-2015. Elco PT-579 on patrol in the Philippines during the last two months of WWII. Note an Olds 37mm aircraft cannon that now resides on the bow of the boat For anti-aircraft guns, the standard is arguably the 40mm Bofors. It packed a punch - about two and a half ounces of high explosives as used by the United States. But this wasn't an American-designed weapon. Bofors is actually a Swedish company, and Sweden was neutral in World War II. The gun is still produced today, and is still seeing action This is a Rare unfired WW2 German Kriegsmarine U-Boat German 20mm Flak 38 APHEI/T (Armour Piercing High Explosive Incendiary Trace) round for the Soluthern 20mm Flak 38 anti-aircraft gun. This gun was often in the Quad Vierling 38 mount on the Bandstand of operational U Boats, used as the main anti-aircraft weapon
A 1955 paper compared the performance of the RAF's standard armament of four Adens with the USAF's alternatives of four M39 20 mm revolver cannon or one 20 mm M61 six-barrel rotary Gatling gun. The rates of fire quoted were 6,000 rpm for the US systems and 5,200 rpm for the Aden fit. The 20 mm guns also had a higher muzzle velocity 20mm World War 2 Red Army. £6.50 | German 2cm Flakvierling 38, Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Tank Gun 20mm. £6.50 | US 105mm Field Gun 20mm. £6.50 | 37mm Anti-Aircraft Gun 20mm. £5.00 | 20mm Anti-Aircraft Gun 20mm. £5.00 | M55 Machine Gun Trailer Mount, with M45 Quadmount Gun and M20 Trailer 20mm. £6.50 | M51 Multiple Machine Gun Carriage, with. The United States first adopted the Swedish-designed guns during World War II for anti-aircraft use at sea and on land. Chrysler built some 60,000 of them in the United States under license. The. 28x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Guns; 14x 20mm Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft Guns. Light Anti-Aircraft Guns: 6,772lbs Per Minute; Heavy Anti-Aircraft Guns: 9,712lbs Per Minute; Total Throw Weight: 16,484lbs Per Minute; Aft. 8x 5″/38 Dual-Purpose Guns; 44x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Guns; 12x 20mm Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft Guns. Light Anti-Aircraft Guns: 9. Breda Model 35 Anti-Aircraft Gun. The Cannone-Mitragliera da 20/65 modello 35 (Breda) anti-aircraft guns, or Breda Model 35, were designed by the Italian firm Società Italiana Ernesto Breda of Brescia in 1932 and were adopted by the Italian military in 1935. They had an effective ceiling of 1.5 kilometers The best large automatic cannon was the 40mm Bofors. The best light automatic cannon was the 20mm Oerlikon. One thing that made them more effective was good fire control. A lot of people ignore that. They were all good guns, but by the end of the war even the 20mm had a lead computing sight. Top