8 cm PL kanon vz. 37
|8 cm kanon PL vz. 37|
|Place of origin||Czechoslovakia|
|Wars||World War II|
|Weight||3,800 kilograms (8,400 lb)|
|Barrel length||4.04 metres (13 ft 3 in) L/52.8|
|Shell weight||8 kilograms (18 lb)|
|Caliber||76.5 millimetres (3.01 in)|
|Elevation||0° to +85°|
|Rate of fire||10-15 rpm|
|Muzzle velocity||800 metres per second (2,600 ft/s)|
|Maximum firing range||11,470 metres (37,630 ft) vertical ceiling|
The 8 cm kanon PL vz. 37 (Anti-aircraft Gun Model 37 was a Czech anti-aircraft gun used during the Second World War. Those weapons captured after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in March 1939 were taken into Wehrmacht service as the 7.65 cm Flak M 37(t). 97 were in service during the Munich Crisis in September 1938 of which Slovakia seized one when it declared independence six months later.
- "Statistické údaje výzbroje Čs. armády v roce 1938". 24 March 2005. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter. Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939-1945. New York: Doubleday, 1979 ISBN 0-385-15090-3