8 cm PL kanon vz. 37

The 8 cm kanon PL vz. 37 (Anti-aircraft Gun Model 37 was a Czech anti-aircraft gun used during the Second World War. Those weapons captured after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in March 1939 were taken into Wehrmacht service as the 7.65 cm Flak M 37(t). 97 were in service during the Munich Crisis in September 1938 of which Slovakia seized one when it declared independence six months later.

8 cm PL kanon vz. 37
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Skoda
Production Period 1937 - 1939
Origin Czechoslovakia
Country Name Origin Year
Czechoslovakia 1937
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany 1937 1945 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Skoda 1937 1939 View

Type Anti-aircraft gun
Place of origin Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1937-1945
Used by Czechoslovakia
Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Škoda Works
Manufacturer Škoda Works
Produced 1937-39?
Weight 3,800 kilograms (8,400 lb)
Barrel length 4.04 metres (13 ft 3 in) L/52.8
Shell weight 8 kilograms (18 lb)
Caliber 76.5 millimetres (3.01 in)
Carriage cruciform
Elevation 0° to +85°
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 10-15 rpm
Muzzle velocity 800 metres per second (2,600 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 11,470 metres (37,630 ft) vertical ceiling

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