In this Category there are all kinds of towed guns.


Field artillery [Feldartillerie]

The German (towed) field artillery consisted mainly of the calibers 7.5 cm, 10.5 cm and 15 cm. Apart from those there were guns of the calibers 17 cm, 21 cm and 24 cm, but in smaller numbers. After the invasion of Russia guns of the calibers 7.62 cm and 12.2 cm fell into the hands of the Germans in large numbers.


Antitank guns [“Panzerabwehrkanonen”, or “PaK”]

At the beginning of the war the PaK of the Wehrmacht consisted almost exclusively of the caliber 3.7 cm. Forced by the stronger tanks of the opponents guns of the calibers of 5 cm, 7.5 cm, 8.8 cm and 12.8 cm were developed during the war. Also many Russian 7.62 cm guns were converted in order to be able to fire the German 7.5 cm ammunition.


Air defense [“Flugabwehrkanonen”, or “FlaK”]

The most common FlaK calibers of the Wehrmacht were 2 cm (also as Quad gun), 3.7 cm and 8.8 cm. As immobile guns there were also 10.5 cm and 12.8 cm FlaK.

A special role played the 8.8 cm FlaK, which was feared by the allies. This gun was capable to be used as field artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapon. Up to the introduction of the 7.5 cm PaK the 8.8 cm FlaK was the only German gun that was able to take up it with the Russian T-34 and Kv-1 tanks.

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8,8 cm FlaK 36
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