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Flakpanzer 38t
Flakpanzer 38t
Flakpanzer 38t
Flakpanzer 38t
The Flakpanzer 38(t) (officially named Flakpanzer 38(t) auf Selbstfahrlafette 38(t) Ausf M (SdKfz 140)) was a German   self propelled anti-aircraft gun on a tracked   carriage used in World War II.
                          It was designed around the chassis of the  Czech-built LT-38 tracked vehicle and   141 were built from November 1943 to February 1944   (including a single prototype vehicle) entering service in 1944.  As the vehicle used the 38(t) Ausf M chassis, the engine was near the  middle of the vehicle and the armament was placed at the rear in a   specially designed armoured section. The upper part folding down  to allow 360 degree traverse at low elevation.
Crew  4 Engine Praga A.C. Weight 9.8 tons Gearbox 5 forward, 1 reverse Length 4.61 metres Speed 42 kmh Width    2.15 metres Range 210 Km Height 2.25 metres Radio FuG5 or FuG2 Armament One 2cm Flak38 L/112.5 Traverse; 360˚ Hand Elevation; -5˚ to +90˚    Ammunition; 360 2cm Br Spgr L   Spur, 360 2cm Br Spgr, 320 2cm Pzgr L Spur   Zerl
                          The Flakpanzer 38(t) was intended to be issued  to the anti-aircraft Platoon of each tank Regiment in Panzer divisions.  Most of the Flakpanzer 38(t)'s were issued to Panzer Divisions on the  Western Front   although some served on the Eastern Front. Many saw    action in the Normandy campaign for example with the   infamous 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend'.
                          As its folding structure allowed a very low  (-5?) elevation the Flakpanzer 38(t) was often used against enemy  infantry and unarmoured or lightly armoured vehicles.
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