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7.5 cm PaK 40

Anti-Tank Artillery

7.5 cm PaK 40 Hünengrab

Service Data:

In Service: 1941 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built: 23,500

Technical Data:

Type: Panzerabwehrkanone

Calibre: 7.5 cm
Length: 3.702 m
Weight: 1,425 kg
Breech: horizontal semi-automatic sliding block, percussion fired
Carriage: split trail
Elevation: -5° to +22°
Traverse: 65
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 548 m/s
Effective range: 7,680 m
Shell Weight: 6.80 kg
Used by: Heer
7.5 cm PaK 40
7.5 cm PaK 40 in LM 39/43
7.5 cm KwK 40 L/43
7.5 cm StuK 40 L/43
7.5 cm KwK 40 L/48
7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48
7.5 cm BK

Other: Anti-Tank Artillery


The 7.5 cm PaK 40 (7.5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 40) was also modified for use on Panzer IV
Marder III Sd.Kfz. 138
Marder II Sd.Kfz. 131
Marder III Sd.Kfz. 138
Sd.Kfz. 251/22 Ausf. D
Sonderausführung des Panzer IV Ausf. G
Sd.Kfz. 234/4 (8-Rad)


7.5 cm PaK 40 Hünengrab picture 2
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7.5 cm PaK 40 Hünengrab picture 4
7.5 cm PaK 40 Hünengrab picture 5
7.5 cm PaK 40 Hünengrab picture 6
7.5 cm PaK 40 Hünengrab picture 7

Film Footage Gallery

This first clip shows the 7.5 cm PaK 40 Hünengrab anti-tank gun being fired in action.

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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