Image: Sd.Kfz 7/1
YearApril 1940
Vehicle TypeQuad Flak Gun on Sd.Kfz 7 Half-Track
Origin & DesignerGermany/Krauss-Maffei
Numbers Produced319
Crew7 (Commander, 2 x Gunner, 3 x Loaders & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 20mm L/65 FlaKvierling 38 Quad
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-10° to +100°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse360°
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightFlakviser 40
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (No Mount)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried600 x 20mm & 600 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight10.469 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth0.65m
Trench Crossing1.90m
Obstacle Clearance0.31m
Climbing Ability35°
ArmourHull Front: 8mm
Hull Sides: 8mm
Hull Rear: 8mm
Hull Top: 8mm
Hull Bottom: None
Gun Shield: 15mm
EngineMaybach HL 62 (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range220 km
Maximum Cross Country Range115 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed44 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed21 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Sd.Kfz 7/1 was a used as a mobile platform to mount the 20mm Flakvierling 38. It was capable of traversing fully 360° with sides folded down and once fully open the sides acted as a gun platform. The weapon could also be trained on ground targets with devastating effect. The vehicle also had a light trailer to carry extra ammunition. Later versions had a fully armoured cab. It was issued to Panzer battalions and divisional anti-aircraft units and saw action on all fronts.