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3.7 cm KwK 38(t)

Panzer Armament

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Service Data:

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Production Data:

Manufacturer: Skoda
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Kampfwagenkanone

Calibre: 3.7 cm
Length: 1.768 m
Weight: kg
Carriage: turret
Elevation: -10° to +25°
Traverse: 360
Sight: TZF(t)
Ammunition: Pzgr. Pzgr.39
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: m/s
Effective range: 1,500 m
Shell Weight: kg
Used by: Heer

Other: Panzer Armaments


The 3.7 cm KwK 38(t) L/47.8, or 3.7 cm Kampfwagenkanone 38(t) L/47.8, And was the main armamemet for
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. B
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. C
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. D
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. E
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. F
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. G
Panzer 38(t) Ausf. S
Panzer 38(t) neuer Art

The main ammunition round used was Panzergranate 39 which could penetrate up to 41 mm of armour plate at a range of 100 metres and 35 mm at a range of 500 metres, also the Panzergranate 40 armour piercing round was used, which could penetrate armour plates 64 mm at a range of 100 metres, it's armour piercing capabilities were drastically reduced, as the range increased to only 34 mm at 500 metres also this round was not as common due to the fact that tungsten was in short supply.


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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