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5 cm KwK 39

Panzer Armament




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Service Data:

In Service: 1940 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Kampfwagenkanone

Calibre: 5 cm
Length: 300.00 m
Weight: kg
Breech: horizontal semi-automatic sliding block, percussion fired
Recoil:
Carriage: turret
Elevation: -10° to +20° Panzer III Ausf. J
Traverse: 360
Sight: TZF5d, TZF5e,
Ammunition: Pzgr. Pzgr.39 Pzgr.40 Pzgr.40/1
Rate of fire: 13 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 823 m/s Pzgr.39
Effective range: 2,650 m
Shell Weight: 2.25 kg
Used by: Heer
Variants:
5 cm PaK 38
5 cm KwK 38
5 cm KwK 39
5 cm Flak 214
5 cm BK

Other: Panzer Armaments
Articles:

History:

The 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 or (Kampfwagenkanone 39 L/60) And was the main armamemet for
Panzer III Ausf. J
Panzer III Ausf. L
Panzer III Ausf. M
Panzerbefehlswagen Ausf. K mit 5 cm Kwk 39 L/60
Gefechts Aufklärer Leopard VK1602
Sd.Kfz. 234/2 (8-Rad) (5 cm) Puma Schwere Panzerspähwagen
Leichte Panzerspähwagen (4-Rad)

The main ammunition round used was the Panzergranate 39 which could penetrate up to 69 mm of armour plate at a range of 100 metres and 59 mm at a range of 500 metres

Gallery:


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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