The Wirbelwind AAA Gun.

by Daniel Russ on March 15, 2014

 

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Wirbelwind

 

It was late when the Wirbelwind was deployed. German was already on the way to a disastrous finale. That said, the German war machines moved forward to the bitter end. Only 100 of these capable gun platforms were made. The old Pz Kmpf IV chassis with 4 20mm guns and a 7.62mm machine gun and fully traversable turret made this a much improved mobile gun that the Mobelwagen. It’s 20mm gun was less effective that the Mobelwagen’s 37 mm gun, but delays all over the county’s industrial network delayed delivery and they had to make due with what they were allocated.

 

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Sources: http://www.tanksinworldwar2.com, bundesarchive, wiki

 

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