3.7 cm L.98 Flak 36 Anti-Aircraft Gun

3.7 cm Flak (Sfl) Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1:87 Scale Roco 666

German 3.7 cm Flak 18/36 anti-aircraft guns had an expensive four-wheeled carriage which was soon replaced by a more practical two-wheeled carriage similar to that of the 2 cm FlaK 30. This new version was known as 3.7 cm Flak 36, which in turn was replaced by the 3.7 cm Flak 37 when the improved Flakvisier 40 anti-aircraft sights became available for this weapon. Few of these upgraded guns were produced, and they were eventually replaced by the 3.7 cm Flak 43 which had a better rate of fire than the earlier 37 mm anti-aircraft guns. The Roco model shown here is a 3.7 cm Flak 36 (Sfl) self-propelled anti-aircraft gun mounted on a Mercedes truck.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • 3.7 cm FlaK 36
    • 3.7 cm FlaK 36, 1:72 Fine Scale Factory WZ28
    • 3.7 cm FlaK 36, 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/61
    • 3.7 cm FlaK 36, 15 mm Quality Castings 4063
  • 3.7 cm FlaK 37 mit Sd.Ah.52
    • 1:25 Halinski KAA5-6_99
    • 1:35 Tamiya 35145
  • Upgrade Sets
    • 3.7 cm Flak 36/37 Messingrohr, Mündungsbremse trichterförmig, mit am Ansatz der Mündungsbremse durchsichtigen länglichen Rauchabgasschlitzen, für Hasegawa und Revell Modelle, 1:72 Schatton 7202
    • 3.7 cm Flak 36/37 Messingrohr, Mündungsbremse konisch, hohl, Rauchabgasschlitze, für Milicast und Cromwell Modells, 1:76 Schatton 7602

Self-Propelled Mountings

  • 3.7 cm FlaK 36 auf Sfl. Mercedes Lkw
    • 1:87 Roco 666
  • Sd.Kfz. 6/2, 3.7 cm FlaK 36 auf Sfl. m.Zugkraftwagen 5 t
  • Sd.Kfz. 7/2, 3.7 cm FlaK 36 auf Sfl. m.Zugkraftwagen 8 t
    • 1:72 Fine Scale Factory WZ23
    • 1:72 Hasegawa MT18
    • 1:87 Roco 228
    • 15 mm Flames of War GE167
    • 15 mm Quality Castings 4061
    • 1:285 GHQ G94
    • 1:300 Heroics&Ros G077
  • Sd.Kfz. 7/2 (gepanzert), 3.7 cm FlaK 36 Sfl auf m.Zugkraftwagen 8 t
    • 1:35 Tamiya 35144
    • 15 mm Flames of War GE169

Technical Specifications

  • Calibre: 37 mm
  • Barrel Length: L.98 (3626 mm)
  • Weight: 1.544 kg
  • Elevation: -8° to +85°
  • Traverse: 360°
  • Ammunition: H.E. high-explosive
  • Ammunition Weight: 635 g per round
  • Muzzle Velocity: 820 m/sec
  • Ceiling: 2000 m
  • Armour Penetration at 0-100 m:
    • 49 mm using Panzergranate (A.P.H.E.)
    • 128 mm using Panzergranate 39 (A.P.)
    • 156 mm using Panzergranate 40 (A.P.C.R.)

Bibliography

Historical Employment

  • German Army, April 1939 – May 1945

The German 3.7 cm FlaK 36 was a reliable and accurate anti-aircraft gun which doubled as an anti-tank weapon in emergency situations. There are several scale models of the 3.7 cm FlaK 36, including the many self-propelled versions which appeared in the course of the war.

German Miniatures of World-War Two