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Flak 38

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Now that the FlaK 37 will be in-game, how about the French Mle1935 37mm? 

The first deployed unit, mounted on sloop Amiens, shot down Luftwaffe planes at Le Havre during Operation Cycle.

The MN intent was to replace the Mle 1933 dual 37mm semi-auto guns and pairs of Mle 1925 single 37mm guns, as part of a comprehensive modernization of AA capabilities. This of course would have applied initially to the modern destroyers, such as the Le Hardi class, just finishing construction when the war started. Presumably the French version of the German Type 1934 destroyer is a stand-in for a Le Hardi. As we know of the performance of the gun, and it was used in combat, and it was to be mounted to ships that (kind of) are represented in-game, probably beginning in 1940 and continuing into 1941, It seems that maybe it should be eligible for eventual modeling.  :)

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8 hours ago, madrebel said:

would be nice to be able to make adjustments to the sight so we wouldn't need to always self predict.

Yeah, however I don't think the average WWIIOL gunner would have the patience or time to actually use the feature even if we could get it to work.

I would suggest setting the sight to what's normal engagement range for you and only increase it for those ultra rare super steady long shots presented by bombers in formation.

And yes it's the Flakvisier 37.  It has the same pros and cons as the CaMle 38, and there's some wicked shots to be made with that one. There's the inevitable learning phase of course.

I may have missed adding AP to the loadout :/ have to check

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12 minutes ago, jwilly said:

Now that the FlaK 37 will be in-game, how about the French Mle1935 37mm? 

The first deployed unit, mounted on sloop Amiens, shot down Luftwaffe planes at Le Havre during Operation Cycle.  :)

That would be the the first of two deployed prototypes of a weapon that did not see mass production, so... you do the math.

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1 minute ago, Bmbm said:

That would be the the first of two deployed prototypes of a weapon that did not see mass production, so... you do the math.

But lots of naval weapons didn't see mass production...?

There weren't many ships in the German and French navies, compared to the production runs of ground weapons.

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