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2.8cm sPzB 41 le Feldlafette 41
History

Highly effective squeeze bore Anti Tank weapon utilising a tungsten cored shell. The 28mm to 20mm squeeze bore gave the core a muzzle velocity of 1400 metres/second about 40% more than standard AP shells. This variant was the Paratroop version with smaller wheels.

Manufactured1941 - 1942
Calibre28mm
LengthL/48
Rate of Fire15rpm
 
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
2.8cm Pzgr Patr 41 28mm 0.13Kg 1400M/Sec 56mm@400m/0°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.08 0.16 0.38 1.14 3.47
Penetration(mm@0°) 73 69 59 39 19
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 25

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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