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7.5 cm KwK 37
7.5 cm StuK 37

Panzer Armament




7.5 cm StuK 37

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Type: Kampfwagenkanone / Sturmkanone

Calibre: 7.5 cm
Length: 1.800 m
Weight: kg
Breech:
Recoil:
Carriage: turret
Elevation: -10° to +30° Panzer IV Ausf. A
Traverse: 360
Sight: TZF5b, TZF56b, Rblf32, SflZF1
Ammunition: Pzgr. Pzgr.39 Pzgr.40 Gr.38 Hl Gr.38 Hl/A Gr.38 Hl/B Gr.38 Hl/C
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 385 m/s
Effective range: 2,000 m
Shell Weight: 6.8 kg
Used by: Heer
Variants:
7.5 cm KwK 37
7.5 cm StuK 37

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The 7.5 cm KwK 37 L24 or (7.5 cm Kampfwagenkanone 37 L/24) And was the main armamemet for
Panzer IV Ausf. A
Panzer IV Ausf. B
Panzer IV Ausf. C
Panzer IV Ausf. C mit Minenrollern
Panzer IV Ausf. D
Panzer IV Ausf. E
Panzer IV Ausf. E mit Schachtellaufwerk
Panzer IV Ausf. F
Panzer IV als Tauchpanzer
Panzer III Ausf. N
Panzer III Ausf. N als Schienen-Ketten Fahrzeug, Aufklärer auf Fgst Panzer 38(t)
DW I Panzer VI
DW II Panzer VI
VK3001(H) Panzer VI
VK3001(P) Leopard Sd.Fz. 1
VK6501(H) Panzer VII

The 7.5 cm StuK 37 L24 or (7.5 cm Sturmkanone 37 L/24) was the main armamemet for
StuG III Ausf. A
StuG III Ausf. B
StuG III Ausf. C
StuG III Ausf. D
StuG III Ausf. E
Sd.Kfz. 233 (8-Rad)

The main ammunition round used was Panzergranate 39 and Panzergranate 40 which could penetrate up to 41 mm of armour plate at a range of 100 metres and 39 mm at a range of 500 metres, the 7.5 cm KwK 37 maximum range was 2,000 metres however its maximum effective range was 1,500 metres at which it could penetrate 33 mm of armour plate. The 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24 was replaced by the more effective 7.5 cm KwK 40 L/48 which was basically a Pak 40

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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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