RARE German WW2 10.5cm FlaK 38 - SKC/32 SprGr KPS, an early war shell complete with original cardboard tube which originally was inside of the shell holding the explosive, the tube is in mint condition, the head in very good shape, complete with a correct time fuze. These heads were used in both land and sea models of the gun, their manufacuring was stopped at the early part of the war dur to high complexirt and manufacturing cost,
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The 10.5 cm FlaK 38 was a German anti-aircraft gun used during World War II by the Luftwaffe. An improved version was introduced as the 10.5 cm FlaK 39.
The Flak 38 was introduced as a competitor to the 8.8 cm FlaK 18. In this role it proved to be too heavy for field use while having roughly similar performance as the 88 mm, therefore it was used primarily in static mounts.
The Flak 39 was an improved version, which replaced the electrical gun laying system with a mechanical one.
The 10.5 cm SK C/33
was used by the Kriegsmarine, the German Navy. Related to the Flak 38, it was installed on the Bismarck and Scharnhorst classes of battleships as well as the Deutschland- and Admiral Hipper-class cruisers. After the war, it was used for a few years by the French Marine Nationale on the reconstructed destroyers Guichen and Chateaurenault. In the late 40's, the French also planned to equip the battleship Richelieu with twelve of these mountings, but the project was cancelled due to credit shortage.
They were mounted in pairs on an electrically powered tri-axial mounting, intended to compensate for the motion of the ship and maintain a lock onto the intended target. The mounting was not properly waterproofed as the mountings were open to the weather and sea swell, resulting in a high maintenance burden.