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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's 20 mm FlaK L/65 C30

These were used on the Hipper class heavy cruisers.

  20 mm FlaK L/65 C30
Caliber 65
Length of gun  
Length of bore  
Rate of Fire Max: 280/minute
Normal: 120/minute
Rifling  
Elevation 85°
Traverse  
Muzzle Velocity 835 m/s
Range of Shell - Surface Target 4,900 m
Range of Shell - Aerial Target 3,700 m
Shell weight 0.395 kg
Life of Barrel 22,000 rounds

Sources:

  1. Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper Class, Gerhard Koop, Klaus-Peter Schmolke, 2001
  2. German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45, Gordon Williamson, 2003
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