Of the 50,000 light guns in Ger-
many's flak defenses, 80% were 20mmcannons. Single, double, triple, andquadruple mounts were used, with eachgun having a practical firing rate of 200rounds per minute. On-carriage visualsights were at one time complicatedmirror and lead computing mechanisms;later in the war the simple course-andspeed ring sights were generally used.The quadruple mount, whichcould fire 800 rounds per minute, wasa powerful weapon against low-levelattacks. As with the single gun, it wasmounted on wheels for towing, onrailway flatcars, and on tank chassis.Total weight of the quadruple mountwas slightly less than 2 1/2 tons.