2 cm Flak 30 and 38

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Production Costs

2 cm Flak 38
Price 6500 Reichmark
Man-hours
  • Gun with mount: 850
  • Gun with mount and accessories: 1300
Production time 5 months
Iron 1067 kg
Chromium 0.186 kg
Vanadium 0.03 kg
Magnesium 0.7 kg
Nickel 0.47 kg
Rubber 0.4 kg

Technical Information

2 cm Flak 30 2 cm Flak 38
Gun
Caliber 20 mm
Weight, combat ready 450 kg 420 kg
Weight, with transport carriage 890 kg 860 kg
Barrel length 1.3 m
Barrel length in calibers 65 m
Firing height 0.74 m 0.76 m
Range (max) 4800 m
Range (climb) 3700 m
Rate of fire, cyclical 280 rounds per minute 450 rounds per minute
Rate of fire, effective 120 rounds per minute 220 rounds per minute
Barrel life 10 000-15 000 rounds
Mount
Maximum elevation 90°
Minimum depression -10° -20°
Traverse 360°

Armor Penetration

Round Weight Muzzle velocity Range
Shot Round 100 m 800 m
2 cm Pzgr 148 g 330 g 800 23 mm 11.5 mm

Sources

  1. -. Berlin, 1942. 11 p.
  2. PAWLAS, Karl R. Waffen-Revue W 127 - Datenblätter für Heeres-Waffen, -Fahrzeuge und Gerät. Nurnberg : Publizistisches Archiv für Militär- und Waffenwessen, 1976. 248 p. ISBN 3-88088-213-4.