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5cm Pak 38 auf Zugkraftwagen 1t

General Details
Specifications
Manufacture Date(s)1940 - 1945
Quantity Produced70
Weightunknown
Crew5
M.G's small0
M.G's large(>10mm)0
Length4.75 mtr
Width1.93 mtr
Height2.00 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed41 mph
Max Cross Country Speed0 mph
Range Road188 miles
Range Cross Country0 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity0 gal
Horse Power100 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information

Armour Details
Turret
Front0mm@0°(0mm)
Side0mm@0°(0mm)
Rear0mm@0°(0mm)
Top0mm@0° n/a
Superstructure
Front0mm@0°(0mm)
Side0mm@0°(0mm)
Rear0mm@0°(0mm)
Top0mm@0° n/a
Hull
Front0mm@0°(0mm)
Side0mm@0°(0mm)
Rear0mm@0°(0mm)
Top0mm@0° n/a
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)


Weapon Details
5.0cm Pak 38 L/60
History

Produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig after the Spanish Civil War, where it was seen that the 37mm Anti Tank gun was effective, but sometimes of to low power. It was first sucessfully used in April 1941 during Operation Barbarossa in Russia against the first T-34's.

Manufactured1939 - 1943
Calibre50mm
LengthL/60
Rate of Fire13rpm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
5.0cm PzGr. 39 L/60(AP) 50mm 2.02Kg   830M/Sec 59mm@500m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.12 0.25 0.52 1.15 1.9 2.84 4.02 5.57
Penetration(mm) 73 71 68 62 56 50 44 38
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 74 34 15 3
 
5.0cm PzGr. 40 L/60(APCR) 50mm 0.98Kg   1198M/Sec 86mm@500m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.09 0.18 0.37 0.83 1.42 2.19 3.26 4.84
Penetration(mm) 75 73 70 62 55 47 39 32
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 88 60 25 8
 
5.0cm Pzgr 40/1 L/60(APCR) 50mm 1.07Kg   1130M/Sec 76mm@500m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.09 0.19 0.4 0.94 1.67 2.75 4.5 7.81
Penetration(mm) 119 116 108 93 78 63 48 33
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 81 39 15 2
 
Stielgranate 42(HEAT) 50mm 2.42Kg   110M/Sec 180mm up to 300mtr
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.92 1.85 3.74 7.68 11.8 16.2 20.86 25.7
Penetration(mm)
Hit Probability(%) 98 74 22 2 0 0 0 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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