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2 cm KwK 38

Panzer Armament

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Service Data:

In Service: 1940 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Mauser, Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Kampfwagenkanone

Calibre: 2 cm
Length: 110.00 m
Weight: kg
Breech: reciol operated bolt, percussion fired
Carriage: turret
Elevation: -9° to +18° Panzer II Ausf. L
Traverse: 360
Sight: TZF4/38, TZF6/38, TZF3a, TZF6,
Ammunition: Pzgr. Pzgr.40
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 1,050 m/s Pzgr.40
Effective range: m
Shell Weight: 0.1 kg
Used by: Heer
2 cm Flak 30
2 cm KwK 30
2 cm Flak 38
2 cm Flakvierling 38
2 cm Gebirgs Flak 38
2 cm KwK 38

Other: Panzer Armaments


The 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 or (2 cm Kampfwagenkanone L/55 ) And was the main armamemet for
Panzer II Ausf. H
Panzer II Ausf. J
Panzer II Ausf. L
Panzer II Ausf. M
Aufklärer auf Fgst Panzer 38(t) mit 2 cm KwK 38
Sd.Kfz. 222 (2 cm) Leichte Panzerspähwagen
Sd.Kfz. 231 (8-Rad) Schwere Panzerspähwagen
Sd.Kfz. 232 (8-Rad)
Sd.Kfz. 234/1 (8-Rad)
Sd.Kfz. 250/9 Alte leichte
Sd.Kfz. 250/9 Neu leichte
Sd.Kfz. 251/17 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/17 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/23 Ausf. C

The main ammunition round used was the Panzergranate 40 which could penetrate up to 40 mm of armour plate at a range of 100 metres and 20 mm at a range of 500 metres


Heer Comments


German Military Vehicles.
ISBN-10: 087349783X

Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
ISBN-10: 0214203077

Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
ISBN-10: 1854095188

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