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8.8 cm FlaK

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FlaK 18 antiaircraft gun on a FlaK 36 cruciform mount at the British Imperial War Museum - 88mm
8.8 cm FlaK 37 (note the pointer dials, the rectangular boxes on the side of the gun cradle with two circles) - 88x571mm R

The 8.8 cm FlaK 18/36/37/41 (8.8 cm Flugabwehrkanone 18/36/37/41) was a 88mm anti-aircraft / Anti-Tank Guns gun used in World War 2 by the German armed forces.
8.8 cm FlaK 18 - First variant. Had a new semi-automatic breech, making it a rapid-fire gun. It entered production in Germany in 1933 and used the Sonderanhänger 201 trailer. its weight was seven tonnes. Its rate of fire was 15 to 20 rounds per minute. It was later fitted with a gun shield to protect the crew when engaging ground targets. It was produced by Krupp. Guns using the 88×571R mm cartridge
8.8 cm FlaK 36 - Entered service 1936–37. It used the redesigned trailer Sonderanhänger 202 which enabled a faster time into action from the move. The SdAnh 202 had twin wheels on two similar carriages. It could engage ground targets from the traveling position. Its weight was seven tonnes. Its rate of fire was 15 to 20 rounds per minute. It was produced by Krupp. It was subsequently fitted with a shield to protect the crew when engaging ground targets. Guns using the 88×571R mm cartridge
8.8 cm FlaK 37 - It was an updated version of the FlaK 36, the main difference being Übertragungser 37 (a data transmission system). It was produced by Krupp. Guns using the 88×571R mm cartridge
8.8 cm FlaK 37/41 - This weapon was an attempt to allow the FlaK 18/36/37 family to fire the more powerful round of the FlaK 41. Only 13 were built. Guns using the 88×855R mm cartridge
8.8 cm FlaK 41 - This was a weapon developed and produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig to be used with an 855 mm cartridge case. It was fitted to the existing Sonderanhänger 202 as standard and entered service in 1943. The barrel was initially designed asa three-section with a length of 74 calibers, then redesigned to a dual-section with a length of 72 calibers. Guns using the 88×855R mm cartridge


(1933 - 1945)

  • Mass: 7,407 kg (16,330 lb) in mounted position
  • Weight: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) (firing)
  • Width: 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Length: 5.791 m (20 ft)
  • Barrel Length: 4.938 m (16 ft 2 in) (56 calibers)
  • Shell: 88×855R & 88×571R
  • Caliber: 88
  • Rate of fire - 15–20 RPM

The 8.8 cm FlaK and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
A Time to Love and a Time to Die 1958
Battle of Britain 1969
Patton 1970
Enemy at the Gates 2001
Red Tails 2012
Fury 2014


Title Actor Character Notes / Episode Date
Band of Brothers German soldiers Ep. 7 "The Breaking Point" 2001
Black Pea Coats (Chyornye bushlaty) 2018

Video Game

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Hidden & Dangerous 1999
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002
Call of Duty 2003
Rise of Nations 2003
Hidden & Dangerous 2 2003
Call of Duty: Finest Hour 2004
Call of Duty: United Offensive 2004
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood 2005
Sniper Elite 2005
Call of Duty 2 2005
Civilization IV "Anti-Air Gun unit" 2005
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One "Flak 88mm gun" 2005
Medal of Honor: European Assault 2005
Company of Heroes "88mm Flak 36 AT/AA" 2006
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 2006
Call of Duty 3 "FlaK 36/37" 2006
Medal of Honor: Airborne 2007
Forgotten Hope 2 2007
Medal of Honor: Vanguard 2007
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway 2008
Call of Duty: World at War 2008
Call of Duty: World at War - Final Fronts 2008
Death to Spies: Moment of Truth 2009
Men of War 2009
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad 2011
Sniper Elite III 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly "Flak 36 8.8 cm" 2014
Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014
Call of Duty: Black Ops III 2015
Sniper Elite 4 2017
Call of Duty: WWII 2017
Battlefield V 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2020
Enlisted 2021
Call of Duty: Vanguard 2021
Land of War: The Beginning 2021
Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront Model 18 and 36 2021
Sniper Elite 5 8.8 cm Flak 37 2022
Aviators - War in The Skies 8.8 cm Flak 18 2023


Title Character Notes Date
Arcadia of My Youth German soldiers 1982
Seven Cities Story: Arctic Front Aquironia soldiers 1994
Hellsing Ultimate Seras Victoria 2006
Yozakura Quartet 2008
First Squad: The Moment of Truth German soldiers 2009
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Season 1 German soldiers Episode 11 2012
Strike Witches: The Movie Karlsland soldiers FlaK 36 2012
Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow FlaK 36 2014-2015
Brave Witches Karlsland soldiers FlaK 36, some at 502nd Joint Fighter Wing base 2016
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin Ursula Hartmann FlaK 41, mount only, used as launch platform for Rheinbote rocket 2020

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