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Twin 128mm FlaK 40 AA Guns by DarkWizard83 Twin 128mm FlaK 40 AA Guns by DarkWizard83
This was probably one of the most outrageous pieces of heavy artillery on display at the musuem (but not the most outrageous - that'll come later). These are twin 128mm FlaK 40 anti-aircraft guns mounted on a towed carriage - in this case a freight dolly for museum display purposes, though a few were mounted on railway carriages. For most of its service life following its deployment in 1941, however, the Flak 40 primarily had a static role, chief among them being mounted atop of Berlin's "Flak towers" towards the end of the war to fend off Allied bombers, and were responsible for the majority of allied bomber losses. Like the smaller 88, they also excelled in the anti-tank role, with Flak-tower based 128s claiming a number of Russian tanks during the final Battle of Berlin. This gun was one of the first to introduce both electronic rotation and relaoding mechanisms, but less than 500 were built.

128mm FlaK 40 Stats:
Type: Anti-aircraft gun
Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
First deployed: 1941

Length: 16 m
Width: 5 m
Height: 2.95 m
Weight: 27 tons

Gun caliber: 128mm
Ammunition type: FlaK
Max rate of fire: 20 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 1100 m/s
Max range: 21km
Max ceiling: 14.8km

Operators: Germany
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:iconfrenchmonkey87:
frenchmonkey87 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Some were used on the top of Flakbunkers for those who want to find more info about it.
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SuicidalArtist000 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   General Artist
Imagine if that thing was put into mass production replacing the Flak 88's for Every role... Anti tank/Anti Aircraft/Artillery/Anti Infantry
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
awesome picture dude that a shame that there sitting there rusting
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farlein Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Such a shame they are standing there rusting ._.
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18o16o Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I cannot imagine how awsome it would sound
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spydigger Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never knew flak guns were built like this
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BlastShieldBuddy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Other than the railway guns, I thought the 88 was Germany's biggest terrestrial cannon. I was wrong...
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vincent325 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Deadly! Where did u get all these awesome photos?
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:iconlostprophetxtian:
lostprophetxtian Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool i haven't seen that WWII german flak twin
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Now thats a little overkilll :P
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OverLordRay Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
By operators you mean the nazis......
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Dan-S-T Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Was this used on railroads?
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WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
I want to see some of these on PzKpfw VIII Maus chassis, that would make unbelievable sight.
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:icondemonicweasel999:
DemonicWeasel999 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
God Damn, that is a bigass cannon. Wouldnt want to be flying my B-17 into Berlin with those around, eh?
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thepaul93 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
21km for an AA gun.
that is POWER!!!!!!
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:iconbig0jack:
Big0Jack Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Great Emperor, that's an enormous piece of artillery...
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Killuminaughty Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
I, without a doubt, need three of those.

I bet it fired just fine even with all the rust.

I'm sure it's deactivated, though.

Anyone wanna mill up some firing pins? :D
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shmonky721 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Talk about a spooky gun, also shouldn't they clean the rust off?
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:iconsuperbacon:
SuperBacon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Wow. Just what I would expect from Germany.
Big guns.
I wonder if they come in a 4 door version...
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BlitzkriegShepherd44 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa, never seen that before looks like it can do some damage though :P
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evangelion1111 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
damn that thing is a goddamn beast
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:icondarkwizard83:
DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Lol, indeed it is.

Still, it was nothing compared to the "Leopold" railway gun or the Atomic Connon. :D
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evangelion1111 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
true but as my brother says thats not just a antiaircraft weapon its anti everything so i think its right up there with the truly big guns but thats just me
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Got to remember the Germans figured out that AA guns firing AP ammunition can seriously damage enemy tanks. The 12.8cm AA gun was re-purposed into an anti-tank gun on hunting tigers...
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silentnight745 Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
freakin sweet
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inquisitorC Featured By Owner May 28, 2006   Photographer
Crazeeee
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mean Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
what a beast.
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DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
Hehe, my thoughts exactly. :P
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