List of anti-aircraft guns

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Anti-aircraft guns are weapons designed to attack aircraft. Such weapons commonly have a high rate of fire and are able to fire shells designed to damage aircraft. They also are capable of firing at high angles, but are also usually able to hit ground targets as well in a direct fire role.

Towed and static anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Caliber (mm) Number of barrels Number of missile launchers Weapon name Country of origin Period
12.7 4 M45 Quadmount  United States World War II / Korean War / Cold War
13.2 Mitrailleuse de 13.2  France World War II
14.5 ZPU-1  Soviet Union Cold War
14.5 2 Type 58  People's Republic of China Cold War
14.5 2 ZPU-2  Soviet Union Cold War
14.5 4 Type 56  People's Republic of China Cold War
14.5 4 ZPU-4  Soviet Union Cold War
19 Becker Gun  Germany
20 Oerlikon 20 mm cannon   Switzerland World War II
20 2 Hispano-Suiza HS.404  France World War II
20 2 cm FlaK 30  Nazi Germany World War II
20 2 cm FlaK 38  Nazi Germany World War II
20 2 cm GebFlaK 38  Nazi Germany World War II
20 Cannone-Mitragliera da 20/77 (Scotti)  Italy World War II
20 Breda Model 35  Italy World War II
20 Polsten  Poland /  United Kingdom World War II
20 Oerlikon GAI-BO1   Switzerland Cold War / Modern
20 Type 98 20 mm AA Machine Cannon  Japan World War II
20 Rheinmetall Rh202  Germany
20 1 Tarasque  France Modern
20 20 mm modèle F2 gun  France Modern
20 2 TCM-20  Israel Cold War
20 2 20 ITK 40 VKT  Finland World War II
20 2 Type 2 20 mm AA Machine Cannon  Japan World War II
20 2 Type 4 20 mm Twin AA Machine Cannon  Japan World War II
20 4 FlaKv 38  Nazi Germany World War II
20 6 M167 VADS  United States Modern
23 2 ZU-23-2  Soviet Union Cold War
23 2 Type 85/YW 306  China Cold War
25 Mitrailleuse de 25  France /  Japan World War II
25 25 mm automatic air defense gun M1940 (72-K)  Soviet Union World War II
25 2 Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun  Japan World War II
30 2 PLDvK vzor 53  Czechoslovakia Cold War
30 2 Artemis 30  Greece Cold War
35 2 Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon   Switzerland Modern
35 2 8 Skyshield   Switzerland Modern
35 6 NBS C-RAM  Germany Modern
37 QF 1 pounder pom-pom  United Kingdom World War I
37 3.7 cm FlaK 36  Nazi Germany World War II
37 3.7 cm FlaK 37  Nazi Germany World War II
37 3.7 cm FlaK 43  Nazi Germany World War II
37 37 mm Gun M1  United States World War II
37 37-mm air-defense gun M1939 (61-K)  Soviet Union World War II / Cold War
37 Type 55  People's Republic of China Cold War
37 2 Type 63  People's Republic of China Cold War
37 2 Type 74  People's Republic of China Cold War
37 5 Flaming onion  German Empire World War I
40 Vickers Type 40 mm AT/AA Gun  United Kingdom World War II
40 Bofors L/60  Sweden World War II / Cold War
40 Bofors (Chrysler) 40 mm/56  United States World War II / Korean War
40 Bofors L/70  Sweden Cold War / Modern
40 Breda L/70  Italy Cold War / Modern
50 5 cm FlaK 41  Nazi Germany World War II
57 Bofors 57 mm L/60  Sweden Cold War / Modern
57 S-60  Soviet Union Cold War
57 Type 59  People's Republic of China Cold War
57 PLK vzor CS  Czechoslovakia Cold War
75 Bofors Model 29  Sweden
75 7.5 cm L/45 M/16 anti aircraft gun  Norway World War II
75 7.5 cm L/45 M/32 anti aircraft gun  Norway World War II
75 Type 4 75 mm AA Gun  Japan World War II
75 Type 11 75 mm AA Gun  Japan World War II
75 Type 88  Japan World War II
75 7.5 cm kanon PL vz. 37  Czechoslovakia World War II
75 Cannone da 75/46 C.A. modello 34  Italy World War II
75 Skysweeper  United States Cold War
75 Vickers Model 1931  United Kingdom World War II
76.2 QF 3 inch 20 cwt  United Kingdom World War I World War II
76.2 QF 12 pounder 12 cwt AA gun  United Kingdom World War I
76.2 QF 13 pounder 6 cwt AA gun 13 pounder Mk III  United Kingdom World War I
76.2 QF 13 pounder Mk IV AA gun  United Kingdom World War I
76.2 QF 13 pounder 9 cwt 18 pdr gun sleeved down to 3 inch  United Kingdom World War I
76.2 3-inch M1918 gun  United States World War I
76.2 3"/50 caliber gun  United States World War II
76.2 76-mm air-defense gun M1914/15  Russian Empire World War I
76.2 76-mm air-defense gun M1938  Soviet Union World War II
76.2 Type 3 80 mm AA Gun  Japan World War II
76.5 8 cm PL kanon vz. 37  Czechoslovakia World War II
77 7.7 cm 1914  German Empire World War I
83.5 8.35 cm PL kanon vz. 22  Czechoslovakia World War II
85 85-mm air-defense gun M1939 (52-K)  Soviet Union World War II
85 KS-12  Soviet Union
85 Type 72  People's Republic of China
88 FlaK 18  Nazi Germany World War II
88 FlaK 41  Nazi Germany World War II
88 Type 99 88 mm AA Gun  Japan World War II
90 90 mm Gun M1  United States World War II
90 90 mm Gun M2  United States World War II / Cold War
90 Cannone da 90/53  Italy World War II
90 9 cm kanon PL vz. 12/20  Czechoslovakia World War I World War II
94 QF 3.7 inch  United Kingdom World War II
100 KS-19  Soviet Union Cold War
100 Type 59  People's Republic of China Cold War
100 Type 14 10 cm AA Gun  Japan World War II
102 QF 4 inch Mk V naval gun  United Kingdom World War I World War II
105 10.5 cm FlaK 38  Nazi Germany World War II
113 QF 4.5 inch Mk II  United Kingdom World War II
120 120 mm Gun M1 ("Stratosphere")  United States World War II / Cold War
120 Type 3 12 cm AA Gun  Japan World War II
120 Type 10 120 mm AA Gun  Japan World War II
128 12.8 cm FlaK 40  Nazi Germany World War II
130 KS-30  Soviet Union Cold War
133 QF 5.25 inch Mark I  United Kingdom World War II
150 Type 5 15 cm AA Gun  Japan World War II

Self-propelled anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Caliber (mm) Number of barrels Number of missile launchers Weapon name Country of origin Period
7.62 4 4M motorized quad Maxim  Soviet Union 1931–42[1]
12.7 2 T-90  Soviet Union 1942-43 (prototype)[2]
20 Flakpanzer 38(t)  Nazi Germany World War II
20 Type 98 Half-Track  Japan World War II
20 20 mm AA Machine Cannon Carrier Truck  Japan World War II
20 2 Type 98 Tank Ho-Ki  Japan World War II
20 2 20 mm Anti-Aircraft Tank "Ta-Se"  Japan World War II
20 2 Centaur AA Mk I and Mk II  United Kingdom World War II
20 3 BOV APC  Yugoslavia Cold War
20 3 Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank  United Kingdom World War II
20 4 Wirbelwind  Nazi Germany World War II
20 6 M163 VADS  United States Modern
20 6 4 Machbet  Israel Lebanon War / Modern
23 4 ZSU-23-4 Shilka  Soviet Union 1965–present
23 4 4 ZSU-23-4MP Biala  Poland Modern
25 4 Sidam-25  Italy Cold War
25 2 Type 95 SPAAA  People's Republic of China Modern
25 ZiS-42 motorized anti-aircraft  Soviet Union early World War II[3]
25 2 ZSU-25  Soviet Union 1945[2]
30 2 Kugelblitz  Nazi Germany World War II
30 2 AMX-13 DCA  France Cold War
30 2 PLDvK-53/59 (M53/59)  Czechoslovakia Cold War
30 2 Wildcat SPAA  Germany Cold War / Modern
30 2 4 BRAMS  Slovakia Modern
30 2 8 9K22 Tunguska  Russia Modern
35 2 GDF-CO3   Switzerland
35 2 Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard  Germany Cold War / Modern
35 2 PZA Loara  Poland Modern
35 2 Marksman  United Kingdom Modern
35 2 Type 87  Japan
37 Möbelwagen  Nazi Germany World War II
37 Ostwind  Nazi Germany World War II
37 ZSU-37  Soviet Union 1944[2]
37 2 Type 63  People's Republic of China Cold War
40 Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 Anti II  Sweden World War II
40 40M Nimrod  Hungary World War II
40 Crusader Mk.III 40mm Anti-Aircraft Tank Mk.I  United Kingdom World War II
40 2 M42 Duster  United States Cold War
40 2 M247 Sergeant York  United States Cold War
57 2 ZSU-57-2  Soviet Union Cold War
75 Autocanon de 75 mle 1913  France World War I
76 Otomatic Air Defense Tank  Italy Modern
76.2 YaG-10 motorized anti-aircraft  Soviet Union World War II (1940)[4]

Naval anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Zaloga 1984, pp 99, 199.
  2. ^ a b c Zaloga 1984, p 199.
  3. ^ Zaloga 1984, pp 100, 199.
  4. ^ Zaloga 1984, p 100.

References[edit]

  • Zaloga, Steven J., James Grandsen (1984). Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War Two, London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 0-85368-606-8.