Luftwaffe Flak Gun Defence Statistics World War II

This table is a summary of the count on the number of flak (AAA, anti-aircraft) guns fielded by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War.

Note: This is only the units that were under direct Luftwaffe control defending the Reich and not the numerous Wehrmatch intrinistic anti-aircraft units.

German AA Artillery Directed Against Allied Bombers

  Heavy Light S.L.  
1940        
Reichs defense 423 333 143 German zone of interior
Western front 368 353 78  France, Belgium, Holland
Total 791  686 221  
         
1941        
Reichs defense 537 395 138  German zone of interior
Western front 97 146 71 France, Belgium, Holland
Northern front 33 26 0 Norway, Finland
Southeastern front  45 45 6 Rumania, Greece, Hungary
Eastern front 239 135 25 Russia
Southern front  6 5 0 Italy, Africa
Total 967 752  240  
         
1942        
Reichs defense 744 438  174  German zone of interior
Western front 122 183 99  France, Belgium, Holland
Northern front 44 36 0 Norway, Finland
Southeastern front  60 47 9  Rumania, Greece, Hungary
Eastern front 148 162 0 Russia
Southern front 6 5  0 Italy, Africa
 Total 1,148 892  282  
         
1943        
Reichs defense 1,234 693 350  German zone of interior
Western front 205 295 33  France, Belgium, Holland
Northern front 92 69 1 Norway, Finland
Southeastern front 61 39 8 Rumania, Greece, Hungary
Eastern front 148 162  0 Russia
Southern front 278 80 20 Africa, Italy
Total 2,132 1,460 455  
         
1944        
Reichs defense 1,508 623 375  German zone of interior
Western front 412 425 32 France, Belgium, Holland
Northern front 126 80 3 Norway, Finland
Southeastern front 122 70 3 Rumania, Greece
Eastern front 311  328 43 Russia
Southern front 176 86 14 Italy
Total 2655 1612 470