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    Default Sprgr.Patr. L/4,5 fur 12,8cm Flak 40

    Cutaway model of a 12,8cm Sprengranatpatrone (Sprgr.Patr. / HE shell) L/4,5 as used in the 12,8cm Flak 40 gun. This was the heaviest Flak gun in use with the Luftwaffe. As the gun was too heavy (18.000 kg) to be mobile, it was used either on a train carriage, either in a fixed position. Only a few of these guns were made road-mobile by means of the “sonderanhanger 220”. In fixed position, it was mostly used in a dual mount (Flakzwilling) on flaktowers which protected the larger German city’s like Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna.
    As loading these projectiles was a very heavy work it was automated. The loader placed the shell in the tray beside the gun’s breech. On top of this tray the fuze setting machine sets the running time of the fuze after which the shell is automaticly loaded into the gun.

    Length of complete cartridge : 1487 mm
    Length of shellcase : 962 mm
    Weight of complete cartridge : 48 kg
    Weight of projectile : 26 kg
    Weight of explosive charge : 3,7 kg of cast FP02 (pure TNT), either 3,7 kg cast FP 60/40 (60% TNT, 40% ammonium nitrate)
    Weight of powdercharge : A main charge of 10, 0 kg Digl. R.P. –K2- (850x ø5,1 x ø1,7) either 9,50 kg of Digl. R.p. –KN- (850x ø5,6 x ø2,0), with a booster charge of 200 grams Diglicol Blade powder (3x3 mm square x0,8mm thick) and an ignition charge of 20 grams Nz.Man.N.P. rifle powder (1,5x1,5mm square x0,5 mm thick )
    Ceiling of projectile : 14.800 mtrs
    Range of projectile : 20.900 mtrs
    Vo: 880 mtrs/second
    Suitable fuzes : ZtZ.S30, Zt.Z.S30 Fg, AZ.23/28
    Firing rate : 12rpm
    Number of guns produced : 1125
    Regards , DJH
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    Pictures of the 12,8cm Flak 40.
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    Man kann nur sagen Fantastisch!!!!!!

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    DJ,

    Excellent job as usual! Is there a difference between the two rounds? The only thing that looks different is the fuze.

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    @ Harry, dank , es werd noch mehr schnittmodellen geben dieses Jahr.

    @ Hazord, it is the only difference. I did not have two the same fuzes and both are suitable, the Zt.Z.S 30 as well the Zt.Z.S30 FG.
    I saw these shells standing at the last international collectors meeting and wanted to buy one... to find out they had been sold just one minute earlier. Luckily I could persuade the new owner it was better to both have a nice cutaway model than to just place them in a row with his other shells. He agreed.

    Gruss/Regards, DJH
    Last edited by PzGr40; 03.02.2010 at 18:36.
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    -8,8cm Pzgr.40.

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