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2.8 cm KwK 42

Panzer Armament




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Service Data:

In Service: 1940 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Mauser
Number built: 24

Technical Data:

Type: Kampfwagenkanone

Calibre: 2.8 cm
Length: 1.714 m
Weight: 229 kg
Breech: horizontal sliding block, percussion fired
Recoil: hydrospring
Carriage:
Elevation: -° to +°
Traverse: °
Sight:
Ammunition: Pzgr.41
Rate of fire: 30 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 1,400 m/s
Effective range: 500 m
Shell Weight: 131 gm
Used by: Heer
Variants:
2.8 cm s PzB 41
2.8 cm KwK 42

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History:

The 2.8 cm KwK 42 or (2.8 cm Kampfwagenkanone 42) was modified from the 2.8 cm s PzB 41 (2.8 cm Schwere Panzerbüchse 41) anti-tank gun in total, 24 were produced, but was not used on any vehicles, however, the original variant 2.8 cm s PzB 41 was mounted on Sd.Kfz. 250/11 Alte leichte Schützenpanzerwagen schwerer Panzerbüchse 41, Sd.Kfz. 221 (MG) Leichte Panzerspähwagen.

Gallery:

2.8 cm s PzB 41 picture 2
2.8 cm s PzB 41 picture 3
Sd.Kfz. 221 (MG) Leichte Panzerspähwagen picture 4
Sd.Kfz. 221 (MG) Leichte Panzerspähwagen picture 5
Sd.Kfz. 250/11 Alte leichte Schützenpanzerwagen schwerer Panzerbüchse 41  picture 6
Sd.Kfz. 250/11 Alte leichte Schützenpanzerwagen schwerer Panzerbüchse 41  picture 7

Heer Comments

Sources:

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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