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4.2cm LePak 41
History

This was another of the squeeze bore Anti Tank guns with powerful performance, but became obsolete when the Tungsten supplies ran short in 1942. It was mounted on the same carriage as the 3.7cm Pak 35/36.

Manufactured1941 - 1942
Calibre42mm
LengthL/50
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
42mm 0.34Kg 1265M/Sec 87mm@500m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.08 0.17 0.37 0.89 1.67 2.96 5.57 13.38
Penetration(mm@0°) 58 56 52 43 34 26 17 8
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 81 29 3 0

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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