Barrage fire filled a volume of air with nasty exploding bits of metal. If it made a bomber formation change direction, of fly higher where the fighters would be, therefore it served its purpose as an in air barricade.ThatZenoGuy wrote: ↑29 Jun 2022 04:42As I understand it the state of the art 88's required thousands of rounds to take out bombers, and these guns were smaller, less accurate, and probably didn't have quite as good fuzes. I'd be surprised if they shot down even a single bomber or agile fighter. I guess it would've worked as a weapon to simply scare off pilots though.Eax-E wrote: ↑28 Jun 2022 20:04Hello
It depends of the distribution of the rare fire-control equipments, as for the coastal artillery.
The 7,5 cm Flak (f) from WW1 could be used with a mecanical french fire-control station -quite akin to Kommando-Hilfsfgerät 35.
When such equipment was not available -if german had seized and understood the operating methods of if, the guns were used in so-called free and and barrage fire. Please see random example.
The fire was not coordinated and was of course not very efficient.
Seems to me like these guns would've been best used as HEAT lobbing AT guns, you can squeeze 100mm+ pen out of a 75mm shell in WW2.
In Britain the Home Guard manned Z rocket batteries, the one at Chlemsford was located where the Luftwaffe would be starting their bombing run on the East of London and often broke up the formation or made it change course without hitting one aircraft but saved another attack on London.