37-mm gun VK 3.7 from the German fighter Bf.110G-2/R1

37-mm gun VK 3.7


37-mm gun VK 3.7 (Flak 18), mounted under the fuselage of the German twin-engine fighter Messerschmitt Bf-110G-2/R1.
VK 3.7 gun was very effective against Allied strategic bombers, however the weight increase of the aircraft and the additional air resistance of the fairing guns worsened the performance of the Messerschmitt Bf-110 fighter, making it particularly vulnerable in combat against fighter of escort bombers.

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