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Designation 20.3cm (8") SK.C/34 in Drehturm T.L/C/34
Mechanism Electric training, hydraulic elevation
Turret Weight A & D Turrets: 249 tons; B & C Turrets: 262 tons
Armor Front 160mm; Sides 70mm; Top 70mm; Rear 90mm (A & D) 60 mm (B & C)
Elevation/Depression 37 from horizontal to 10 degrees below horizontal
Rate of Fire 4 - 5rpg/min (loading at 3 degrees elevation only)
Muzzle Velocity 925 m/s
Shell Weight 122 kg (269 lbs)
Maximum Range 33,500 meters
Ammunition approximately 320 HE shell with nose fuze; 320 HE with end fuze; 320 AP; 60 rounds star shell
Approximate Barrel Life 300 - 500 rounds
Service On Board Continuous
Number 8 guns in four turrets



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SECONDARY

Designation 10.5cm (4.1") SK.C/33 in Dopp L.C/37 mount
Mechanism triaxially stabilized, electric powered
Turret Weight 27,055 kg (59,646 lbs)
Armor Front 20mm; Side 10mm; Rear 8mm
Elevation/Depression -10 / +80 degrees
Rate of Fire 15-18 rounds per minute
Muzzle Velocity 900 mps (2,952 fps)
Range 17,000m horizontal; 12,500m at 80 deg.
Weight of Shell 15.1 kg
Weight of Complete round 26 kg
Ammunition approximately 6,200 rounds including 240 starshell
Approximate Barrel Life 2,950 rounds
Dates of Service On Board Continuous
Number 12 guns in 6 turrets



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FLAK

Designation 4cm Flak 28 Bofors
Mechanism Manual training
Unit Weight ?
Elevation/Depression -10 / +90 degrees
Rate of Fire 120rpm cyclic
Muzzle Velocity 853mpg
Range 9,600m at 45 degrees, 7,000m vertical
Shell weight .955g
Approximate Barrel life 10,000 rounds
Ammunition 2,000 rounds per barrel
Dates of Service On Board Fall 1944 to destruction
Number Fall 1944, 9; January 1945, 18




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Designation 3.7cm SKC/30 in twin C/30 mount
Mechanism triaxially gyrostabilized, electric powered, hydraulic brake, spring recuperator
Weight of Complete Unit 3,670 kg
Elevation/Depression -10 / +85 degrees
Rate of Fire 160 rpm cyclic / 80rpm practical
Muzzle Velocity 1000 mps
Range 8,500m horizontal; 6,800m vertical
Weight of Shell .742 kg
Weight of Complete round 2.1 kg
Ammunition approximately 24,000 rounds
Approximate Barrel Life 7,500 rounds
Dates of Service On Board Commissioning 6; reduced to 2 1942, removed October 1944.
Number 12 guns on 6 mounts

The following 3.7cm detail photos are from www.Ontheslipway.com



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Designation 2cm MG c/30 on L30 mount
Mechanism Manual, hydraulic brake, spring recuperator
Unit Weight 420 kg
Elevation/Depression -11 / +85 degrees
Rate of Fire 280 cyclic, 120 practical
Muzzle Velocity 835 mps (2,952 fps)
Range 4,900m horizontal; 3,700m vertical
Weight of Shell 134g
Weight of Complete round 320g
Ammunition approximately 3,000 rounds per barrel
Approximate Barrel Life 2,950 rounds
Dates of Service On Board Commissioning to end 1941 replaced with C/38 version (below)
Number 8 guns on 8 pedistals


Designation 2cm MG c/38 on L30 mount
Unit Weight 416 kg
Rate of Fire 280 cyclic, 120 practical
Dates of Service On Board 1941 to refit in Kiel 1942
Other Data As above


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Designation 2cm Flakvierling L38
Mechanism Manual, hydraulic brake, spring recuperator
Unit Weight 2,150 kg
Elevation/Depression -11 / +90 degrees
Rate of Fire 1,800 cyclic, 880rpm practical
Rest as per 2cm C38
Dates of Service On Board June 1941 to destruction
Number Brest 1941, 5; Kiel 1942, 7; Fall 1944- destruction, 6 (extra armor shielding added late 1943)




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Plans by Helmut Meinhardt

Designation 2cm Doppellafette M44
Mechanism Manual, hydraulic brake, spring recuperator
Unit Weight ?
Elevation/Depression ?
Rate of Fire 1,800 cyclic, 880rpm practical
Rest as per 2cm C38
Dates of Service On Board 1943 to destruction
Number Unknown number added late 1943 probably 20. Replaced by 4cm Bofors, fall 1944 Two (on uppermost bridge platform)





TORPEDO

Torpedo Designation G7a
Turret Mechanism manual training, compressed air launch / emergency explosive launch
Torpedo Calibre 533 mm
Torpedo Length 7,163mm
Fuel petroleum
Torpedo Mechanism 4 cylinder gas piston up to 245 horsepower
Warhead 430kg TNT
Speed at 30 kts 15,000m/at 40 kts 5,000m/at 45 kts 4,500m
Depth setting up to 52m in 1m increments
Gyro angling +/- 90 degrees in 1 degree increments
Service On Board Continuous
Number 12 tubes in four turrets



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