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7.5 cm KwK 42
7.5 cm StuK 42

Panzer Armament

7.5 cm KwK 42

Service Data:

In Service: to

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Kampfwagenkanone / Sturmkanone

Calibre: 7.5 cm
Length: 5.250 m
Weight: 1,000 kg
Breech: semi-automatic sliding block, electrically fired
Carriage: turret
Elevation: -8° to +18° Panther I Ausf. A
Traverse: 360
Sight: TZF12, TZF12a, TZF13, SfiZF, WZF2/2
Ammunition: Pzgr.39/42 Pzgr.40/42
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 925 m/s Pzgr.39/42
Effective range: 10 km
Shell Weight: 14.3 kg
Used by: Heer
7.5 cm KwK 42
7.5 cm Pak 42

Other: Panzer Armaments


The 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70 or (7.5 cm Kampfwagenkanone 42 L/70) was designed by Rheinmetall-Borsig. And was the main armamemet for
Panther I Ausf. A
Panther I Ausf. D
Panther nA Ausf. F
Panther I Ausf. G
Artillerie Panzerbeobachtungwagen V Panther I
Panzerbefehlswagen mit 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70 Panther I
VK3601(H) Panzer VI

When mounted on a tank destroyer it was designated as the 7.5 cm Pak 42 L/70 or (7.5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 42 L/70) And was the main armamemet for
Jagdpanzer 38D
Vollkettenaufklarer 38D

The 7.5 cm StuK 42 L/70 or (7.5 cm Sturmkanone 42 L/70) And was the main armamemet for
Panzer IV /70 A
Panzer IV /70(V)

The 7.5 cm KwK 42 had an extremely high muzzle velocity, which allowed for exceptional accuracy and penetration of armour plate, The 7.5 cm KwK 42 was even more powerful than the main armament of the infamous Tiger tank 8.8 cm KwK 36. However due to the increased muzzle velocity, a new armour piercing shell was designed. The main ammunition round used was the Panzergranate 39/42 which could penetrate up to 138 mm of armour plate at a range of 100 metres and 124 mm at a range of 500 metres


7.5 cm KwK 42 picture 2
7.5 cm KwK 42 picture 3

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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