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5cm Flak Doppelturm

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It`s been a while since I keep this potentially brisky item in my archive. It cost me a fortune ordering it from Freiburg (Bundesarchiv/Militärarchiv, RM24/748), along with it`s bigger sisters, but now I feel confortable to share it. It`s from 1942, a Krupp proposal sporting a double 50mm FlaK (almost certainly an iteration of the Gerät 46K. The ammo clips fed sideways). The Marinewaffenamt considered the proposal but didn`t compromised to accept it. At about this time the germans were considering that 5cm wasn`t what they wanted in the "zwishenkaliberwaffen" and they switched to 5,5cm.


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Hi Tony. No, this was the Krupp contestant. The one that would evolve into the Flak 41 was the Rheinmetall Gerät 56 (actually the V2). There were two more tenders: Mauser (Gerät 56 M) and Gustloff (Gerät 56 G).
 

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All the Gerät 56 family used the same 50x347 ammo.
Gerät 56K (land version only). It`s my personnal assumption that this double 50mm is also a Krupp ordnance item.
Weight: 550 kg
Traverse: 360º
Elevation: -15º/+105º
Feed: 6 round clips
Mv: 840 m/sec
RoF: 135 rpm
 

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Four round clips, not matching the 6 round land version Krupp Gerät 56K. The Flak 41 had 5-round clips, as well as the Rheinmetall Gerät 56 V1a. The Gustloff Gerät 56 G had a 4-round clip, and the Mauser Gerät 56 M had a 6-round clip.
 

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