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The FLAK 38 was a 20mm cannon designed for anti-aircraft duty by the Germans in 1939. An improvement on it's predecessor, the FLAK 30, it fired a 20mm cannon shell at 220 rounds per minute and was extremely useful both in AA roles and in ground combat due to its high explosive shells.

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In our last update we reported on our visit to EuroGamer Expo 2013. We return today to in-game content with the FLAK 38 by [TWDEV] brrr. The FLAK 38 was a 20mm cannon designed for anti-aircraft duty by the Germans in 1939. An improvement on it's predecessor, the FLAK 30, it fired a 20mm cannon shell at 220 rounds per minute and was extremely useful both in AA roles and in ground combat due to its high explosive shells.


Generally mounted on a stationary pedestal with movement obtained by a two wheeled trailer, the FLAK 38 could be fired from it's trailer but it was more often decoupled for stability in AA roles. It used a 20 round magazine so loaders had to move quickly, constantly cycling in fresh magazines. The gunner had both reflective and telescope sights and fired using a foot pedal.


The bunker shown is one designed for protection of rear line artillery and observation positions. As such it offers little ability to fire at ground targets and primarily was made to defend the crew from strafing attacks, hence the rotunda and raised concrete surround. From here the crew could target enemy planes and be assured of some protection from enemy strafing runs. It is hard to say if the concept was effective in combat.



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Turkish007
Turkish007

DAT DETAIL!

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Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof

Maximum detail !

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Schrubber
Schrubber

Amazing stuff! I guess air planes are also playable in the final version of Traction Wars...?

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VonMudra
VonMudra

Nope, not as of yet (maybe in a dark distant future release), but that doesn't mean AA guns don't serve a role both on maps where they would be needed for historical accuracy, and as ground fire weapons ;)

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Roughbeak
Roughbeak

As I said before in the official forums... WOW! :)

@Schubber, I do not think there will be aircraft in the first Chapter, but there might be some in the following ones.

Still I do not know if this Flak will shoot down "spawn point" aircraft that drop troops off in the air (which would be awesome!).

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reptiledude Online
reptiledude

I love me some Paratrooper action. Gliding in the skies praying not to get hit by the coming fire. That's my kind of game.

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TheSoldier
TheSoldier

Well, if there aren't any aircraft, we can always chew up some Allied ground scheisse, ja? :)

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spetsnaz_stalker
spetsnaz_stalker

Just amazing,this will be like a a new BF 1942 game!Amazing details! Respect! And keep up the good work!

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ChallengerCC
ChallengerCC

Looks so sweet!

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roman9441
roman9441

very cool :) want to try it

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Knez
Knez

There will be planes ???
OMG i cant wait to see them

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calgoblin
calgoblin

Definitely not in the first release as there is an awful lot of work that needs to go into them. In the future? Sure, why not.

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