Production

The combat losses in this table are significantly underrepresented; by April 1945 only 65 Flakpanzer 38 and Flakpanzer IV remained across the German Army.

Month Inventory Planned Wa A Fz In Combat Losses
Received Repaired Shipped
1943
October - 20 - - - - -
November - 40 50 - - - -
December - 60 37 - - - -
1944
January - 30 41 121 - 121 -
February 121 25 13 19 - 5 -
March 140 - - 1 - 15 -
April 141 - - - - - -
May 141 - - - - - -
June 141 - - - - - -
July 141 - - - - - -
August 141 - - - - - -
September 1401 - - - - - 2
October 138 - - - - - 2
November 136 - - - - - 2
December 134 - - - - - 2
1945
January 132 - - - - - 13
February 119 - - - - - 13
March 1192 No further reports.
Total - 175 141 141 - 141 34

Technical Information

Technical details of the Flakpanzer 38
Flakpanzer 38
Crew
Crew
  • Commander/gunner
  • Loader
  • Radio operator
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 9.80 t
Length 4.61 m
Width 2.14 m
Height 2.25 m
Ground pressure 0.64 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 10-20 mm
Hull, sides and rear 10-15 mm
Hull, top 8 mm
Hull, bottom 8 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 42 km/h
Road speed 35 km/h
Cross-country speed 20 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 1.80 m
Vertical obstacle 75 cm
Fording depth 90 cm
Fuel capacity 218 l
Mileage (road) 1.18 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 1.56 l/km
Cruising range 185 km
Cross-country range 140 km
Engine
Make and model Praga AC
Type Water cooled
Cylinders 6
Displacement 7750 cc
Fuel Gasoline
Max. governed speed 2600 rpm
Net h.p. 150
Armament
Main weapon 2 cm Flak 38
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon
  • 2 cm Br Spgr: 720
  • 2 cm Pzgr: 320

Additional Reading

Notes

  1. Inventory verified. Back
  2. Sic. Most likely supposed to be 106. Back

Sources

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