Not too often we can say this, one of our partners has a Flak 36 (88mm) up for sale! Classic Military Auctions in Normandy have a large auction upcoming on the 3rd and 4th of June where this will go on sale. CLICK HERE to see more.
The Flak 36 was a German anti-aircraft gun used during World War II. It was designed by Rheinmetall-Borsig in 1936 and was one of the most effective anti-aircraft guns of its time.
The Flak 36 had a caliber of 88 mm and a range of up to 14.8 kilometers (9.2 miles), which made it effective against high-altitude bombers. It could fire up to 15 rounds per minute and had a crew of seven men. The Flak 36 saw extensive use during the war, particularly on the Eastern Front, where it was used to defend against the Soviet Air Force. It was also used in North Africa, Italy, and Western Europe.
The Flak 36 was eventually replaced by more advanced anti-aircraft guns, but it remained in service until the end of the war. Today, examples of the Flak 36 can be found in museums and private collections around the world.