4Cm Flak 28

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4Cm Flak 28

Post by Erik E » 28 Sep 2002 22:42

Hello!

Again a photo request.... :roll:
This time for the German built 4Cm Flak 28.
Also wondering if there is any surviving examples of this rare AA gun?

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4 cm Flak 28

Post by Antonio Pena » 29 Sep 2002 00:17

The 4 cm Flaf 28 is not a German build gun. The Germans put these Fremde Gerät Nummer to the 4 cm Bofors guns in german service from various sources, mostly from Poland (40 mm armata przeciwlotocnicza w36), England (Ordnance QF 40 mm Mk I), Dutch (Bofors 40 mm L60?) and Red Army via the Baltic States.

Also, and I suppose very interesting to you, a small batch of this gun was produced in Kongsberg for the Kriegsmarine.

I have a group of photos sended by the Bofors (Sweden) many years ago and I could check for the originals tomorrow.

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Post by Michael Kenny » 29 Sep 2002 00:42

This is the only 'action' photo I could find.
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Post by Erik E » 29 Sep 2002 00:56

a small batch of this gun was produced in Kongsberg
Well, these are the guns I was speaking about. I chosed to call them "German produced" since the Germans took control over the Kongsberg factory in 1940, and even gave these guns the German Waffenamt stamp........

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Post by Daniel L » 29 Sep 2002 00:59

Interesting note.

During the german invasion of norway columns of civilians mixed with norwegian soldiers fled to sweden. At one spot some swedish homeguard soldiers were placed with their bofors antiaircraft gun. Suddenly a german plane come down, firing its machineguns against the column. The swedish soldiers fire a warning shot but the plane goes for a new dive. The antiaircraft crew fire another shot and it's a hit. The german plane is losing control and returns to the norwegian side. An officer comes down to the aa crew to congratulate them. Then he asks them why they didn't use the automatical fire instead? The men look surprised at the officer, they didn't know that the gun could fire with automatical fire.

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Post by Erich » 29 Sep 2002 01:11

Erik :

Is this the same weapon fitted on the KM Prinz Eugen during 1945 ?

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Post by Erik E » 29 Sep 2002 01:17

Nice to hear from you again Erich!

I am allmost sure that the guns on both Prinz Eugene and Admiral Hipper was made by Kongsberg in Norway, but I have no 100% sources to back this up........

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Bof's in the KM

Post by varjag » 30 Sep 2002 12:17

Light cruiser NURNBERG also had at least one in 1944,mounted atop the the bridge in front of the main range-finder.

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Post by Erik E » 18 Oct 2002 19:52

From a museum in Norway:
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4 cm Flak 28

Post by Robert Hurst » 24 Oct 2002 11:10

Hi Erik

Please find attached a photo of the 4 cm Flak 28.

This photo was taken from 'Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey', by Terry Gander and Peter Chamberlain.

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Re: 4Cm Flak 28

Post by AvB » 11 Oct 2013 09:07

A remaining 4cm Flak 28 (p) at Cité d'Aleth, Saint-Malo, France.
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