35MM Oerlikon Skyguard SWE

First developed in the late 1950s, the Oerlikon 35mm is one of the most widely used modern anti-aircraft guns.

Used by the Canadian Army 1989 to 2005, the guns provided low-level air defence for two Canadian NATO airfields in Germany.  Normally controlled in pairs by a Skyguard radar, the GDF-005 was also fitted with a Gun King 3D computer-controlled sight with a laser range finder and digital fire control system, allowing it to function independently if required.

The Canadian batteries consisted of four Skyguard radars and eight GDF-005 guns.  Guns captured from the Argentine forces during the Falkland War in 1982 were put into British service.

Weight of Projectile: 1.565 kg (3.45 lb)

Range: 4,000 m

Detachment: 5 Gunners, gun and towing vehicle