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Germany - 3.7cm KwK 36
3.7cm Kampfwagenkanone 36
(translates as Tank Gun)

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3.7cm KwK 36
3.7cm Kampfwagenkanone 36
(translates as Tank Gun)
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History
Mostly used on the early Panzer III it was the same gun as the 37mm PAK 35/36, becoming obsolete by late 1941 as the Allied tanks armour thicknesses increased.
Manufactured1935 - 1941
Calibre37mm
LengthL/45
Rate of Fire13 rpm
 
No ammunition details available
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs)
Penetration(mm@30°) 0
Penetration(mm@0°)
Hit Probability(%)


 
3.7cm Pzgr 40(APCR)
37mm 0.35Kg 1030M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 64mm@100m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.1 0.22 0.5 1.4 3.5 14
Penetration(mm@30°) 129 114 92 60 32 9
Penetration(mm@0°) 150 132 107 70 38 11
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 90 25 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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