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7.5 cm PaK 39

Panzer Armament

7.5 cm PaK 39

Service Data:

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Panzerabwehrkanone

Calibre: 7.5 cm
Length: 3.600 m
Weight: 1,235 kg
Breech: semi-automatic sliding block, electrically fired
Carriage: turret
Elevation: -5° to +15° Jagdpanzer IV
Traverse: 20
Sight: SflZF1a, WZF2/2
Ammunition: Pzgr. Pzgr.39 Pzgr.40 Gr.38 Hl/B Gr.38 Hl/C
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 750 m/s
Effective range: m
Shell Weight: kg
Used by: Heer

Other: Panzer Armaments


The 7.5 cm PaK 39 L/48 or (7.5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone L/48) And was the main armamemet for
Jagdpanzer IV
Jagdpanzer 38(t) Starr
Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer Panzerjäger 38(t)

The main ammunition round used was the Panzergranate 39 which could penetrate up to 91 mm of armour plate at a range of 500 metres and 82 mm at a range of 1,000 metres, The 7.5 cm PaK 39 L/48 was a very formidable gun more than able to take out most enemy tanks, at a range of 1,000 metres.


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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