|9 cm PL kanon vz. 12/20|
|Place of origin||Czechoslovakia|
|Wars||World War II|
|Weight||6,500 kilograms (14,300 lb)|
|Barrel length||4.05 metres (13 ft 3 in) L/45|
|Shell weight||10.2 kilograms (22 lb 8 oz)|
|Caliber||90 millimetres (3.5 in)|
|Elevation||-5° to +90°|
|Rate of fire||12 rpm|
|Muzzle velocity||775 metres per second (2,540 ft/s)|
|Maximum range||6,000 metres (20,000 ft) vertical ceiling|
The 9 cm PL kanon vz. 12/20 (Anti-aircraft Gun Model 12/20) 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 9 cm Flak M 12(t). Some guns were reportedly captured in Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union as well. Twenty were in Czech service during the Munich Crisis in September 1938. Twelve were in German service between August 1943 and June 1944.
Description[edit | edit source]
The PL kanon vz. 12/20 was a modernized version of a pre-World War I anti-aircraft gun. It was mounted on a fixed pedestal.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "Statistické údaje výzbroje Čs. armády v roce 1938". 24 March 2005. http://www.palba.cz/viewtopic.php?t=384. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Gander and Chamberlain, p. 153
References[edit | edit source]
- Gander, Terry; Chamberlain, Peter (1979). 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. ISBN 0-385-15090-3.
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