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Germany - 7.5cm Pak 40 L/48
7.5cm Panzerabwehrkanone 40 L/48
(translates as Anti Tank Gun)

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7.5cm Pak 40 L/48
7.5cm Panzerabwehrkanone 40 L/48
(translates as Anti Tank Gun)
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photo of 7.5cm Pak 40 L/48 from Wikipedia
History
This was an enlarged 5cm Pak 38 so looks very similar, but with improved performance especially against the Russian T34
ManufacturerRheinmetal-Borsig
Manufactured1941 - 1945
Calibre75mm
LengthL/48
Rate of Fire14 rpm
 
7.5cm Pzgr 39 L/48(AP)
75mm 6.8Kg 792M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 96mm @ 500mtr/30° ( ≈ 110mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.26 0.53 1.13 1.8 2.57 3.44 4.46
Penetration(mm@30°) 130 121 110 96 84 72 62 51
Penetration(mm@0°) 151 140 128 112 98 84 72 60
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 77 44 25 15


 
7.5cm Pzgr 40(AP40)
75mm 4.1Kg 920M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 115mm @ 500mtr/30° ( ≈ 132mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.11 0.23 0.47 1.02 1.67 2.45 3.42 4.63
Penetration(mm@30°) 151 138 123 105 88 72 58 45
Penetration(mm@0°) 175 160 143 122 102 84 68 53
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 81 48 25 8



7.5cm Sprgr 34(HE)
75mm 5.8Kg 548M/Sec 0.640Kg explosive
Maximum Range 7680 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 2.11 4.98 9.12 15.64 27.38 54.8 192.42
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill3 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill6 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill17 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr1 mm
An explosion within 3 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 6 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 17 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 1 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 1 mm of the tank armour including the roof.

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 7.5cm Pak 39 Jagdpanzer 38(t)Hetzer 
 Jagdpanzer IV (7.5cm Pak 39 L/48) SdKfz 162 7.5cm Pak 39 L/48 
  
 SdKfz 234/4 
 

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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