Panzer Tracts Dreaded Threat The 8.8cm Flak 18/36/37
The 15-page first section covers the development of the 8.8 cm Flak guns from 1928 onwards, with technical details, 6 pages of plans of the Flak 18 version, and some nice clear photographs. Then comes its use as a bunker-buster, covered in 9 pages and including 8 photographs of the self-propelled, armored Flak 18 on 12-ton halftrack SdKfz 8 as well as one of the armored 8-ton halftrack used as a towing vehicle. Here we get great detail of how the guns were to be used and which units got the SPs and the armored tractors.
Section 3 has 6 pages on the “88”’s use against tanks in the 1940 French campaign, mostly a long combat report from a Luftwaffe unit equipped with the unarmoured guns. Here there are five more photos of the armoured tractor! The eight pages of section 4 cover its use against Russian tanks, again mostly combat reports but this time from 1941. Section 5 has 14 pages of combat reports on its use against British tanks in North Africa. Both these sections include more photographs of Flak 18s, 36s and 37s in the ground role