3.7 cm SK C/30

The 3.7 cm SK C/30 was the German Kriegsmarine's primary 3.7 cm (1.5 in) anti-aircraft gun during the Second World War. It was superseded by the fully automatic 3.7 cm FlaK 43 late in the war.

3.7 cm SK C/30
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Rheinmetall
Production Period 1935 - 1943
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1935
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany 1935 1945 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Rheinmetall 1935 1943 View

Type Anti-aircraft cannon
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In service 1935–45?
Used by Nazi Germany
Wars Second World War
Production history
Designer Rheinmetall
Designed 1930—35
Manufacturer Rheinmetall
Produced 1935—1943?
Variants 3.7 cm SK C/30U
Weight 243 kilograms (536 lb)
Length 3.074 metres (10 ft 1 in)
Barrel length 2.962 metres (9 ft 9 in) L/83
Shell fixed, cased charge
Shell weight 0.68 kilograms (1 lb 8 oz)
Caliber 3.7 centimetres (1.5 in)
Action single-shot
Breech semi-automatic, vertical sliding block
Elevation depends on the mount
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 30 rpm (practical)
Muzzle velocity 1,000 m/s (3,300 ft/s)
Effective firing range 2,000 m (6,600 ft) (effective ceiling)
Maximum firing range 8,500 m (9,300 yd) at 37.5°

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