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7.5 cm BK

Armaments




7.5 cm BK Hs 129 B-2/R4

Service Data

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Bordkanone

Calibre: 75 mm
Length: 6.105 mm
Weight: 705 kg
Rate of fire: 30 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 790 m/s
Effective range: m
Variants:
7.5 cm PaK 40
7.5 cm PaK 40 in LM 39/43
7.5 cm KwK 40 L/43
7.5 cm StuK 40 L/43
7.5 cm KwK 40 L/48
7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48
7.5 cm BK

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History

The 7.5 cm BK (Bordkanone 7.5 cm) was a anti-tank cannon designed and produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig in 1943. The 7.5 cm BK was basically a Luftwaffe modified 7.5 cm PaK 40 designed to be mounted in a ventral gondola pod beneath the aircraft fuselage and in an emergency could be jettisoned, this weapon, a 10 round magazine.

The 7.5 cm BK (Bordkanone 7.5 cm) anti-tank cannon was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft
Junkers Ju 88
Henschel Hs 129
Heinkel He 177
Messerschmitt Me 262

Gallery

7.5 cm BK  Ju 88P picture 2
7.5 cm BK  Ju 88P picture 3
7.5 cm BK  Ju 88P picture 4

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

Flying Guns World War II.
ISBN-10: 1840372273

German Aircraft Guns WW I WW II.
ISBN-10: 091196410X

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