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Flakpanzer IV 2cm
(also known as Wirbelwind)


Flakpanzer IV 2cm

Armour Details


 Front 16mm@25(18.0mm)
 Side  16mm@36(20.0mm)
 Rear  16mm@18(17.0mm)


 Front 80mm@10(81.0mm)
 Side  30mm@0(30.0mm)
 Rear  20mm@11(20.0mm)
 Top  12mm@87(12.0mm)


 Front 80mm@12(82.0mm)
 Side  30mm@0(30.0mm)
 Rear  20mm@9(20.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 10 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 82 (mm) - Minimum 10 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1944 - 1945
Quantity Produced 86
Weight  22 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 5.95 (mtr)
Width 2.97 (mtr)
Height 2.77 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 23.75 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 10 (mph)
Range Road 125 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 300
Power/Weight 13.63 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Flakpanzer IV 2cmalso known as Wirbelwind was a self propelled anti aircraft vehicle , 86 of which were used by the germans between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.97 metres wide, 5.95 metres long, 2.77 metres high and weighed 22 tonnes.

Powered by a 300hp petrol engine the Flakpanzer IV 2cm was capable of a road speed of 23mph and a cross country speed of 10mph. The Flakpanzer IV 2cm had a road range of 125 miles

Based on the pzkpfw iv chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a 2.0cm Flak 38 L/112.5 with a muzzle velocity of 899m/sec which was capable of penetrating 18mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
4 x 2.0cm Flak 38 L/112.5
 Calibre 20 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 899 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.12 Kg
 Ammunition3200 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 28 27 24 18
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.24 0.51 1.26
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 93
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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