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12.8 cm PaK 44

Anti-Tank Artillery

12.8 cm PaK 44

Service Data:

In Service: to

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Krupp, Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Panzerabwehrkanone

Calibre: 12.8 cm
Length: 7.023 m
Weight: 10,150 kg
Breech: horizontal semi-automatic sliding block, electrically fired
Recoil: hydro pneumatic
Carriage: cruciform
Elevation: -7°51 to +45°27
Traverse: 360
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 935 m/s
Effective range: 24,410 m
Shell Weight: 28.00 kg
Used by: Heer
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The 12.8 cm PaK 44 L55 (12.8 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 44) 12.8 cm PaK 44 Jagdtiger (Sd.Kfz. 186) The main ammunition round used was the Panzergranate 43 which could penetrate up to 187 mm of armour plate at a range of 100 metres and 178 mm at a range of 500 metres


Heer Comments


German Artillery in World War II. 1939-1945.
ISBN-10: 0887407625

German Artillery of World War Two.
ISBN-10: 1853672610

German infantry weapons of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0882543725

German Small Arms of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0896730239

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