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SdKfz 251/10 Ausf A,B,C 3.7cm Pak (Hanomag)
Ordnance classification - SdKfz 251/10

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The SdKfz 251/10 Ausf A,B,C 3.7cm Pak was designed in 1936, manufactured by Hanomag Borgward based on the existing half track SdKfz 251 Ausf A and was in use from 1937 to 1945.

Photo of SdKfz 251/10 Ausf A,B,C 3.7cm Pak (Hanomag)
SdKfz 251/10 Ausf A,B,C 3.7cm Pak(Hanomag) scale illustration

General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1937 - 1945
Ordnance classificationSdKfz 251/10
Quantity Produced0
Weight8 tonne
Crew5
M.G's small1
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length5.85 mtr
Width2.12 mtr
Height2.17 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed33 mph
Max Cross Country Speed16 mph
Range Road188 miles
Range Cross Country94 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power100 hp
Power/Weight12 hp/tonne
General Information
The SdKfz 251/10 Ausf A,B,C 3.7cm Pak was designed in 1936, manufactured by Hanomag Borgward based on the existing half track SdKfz 251 Ausf A and was in use from 1937 to 1945.

The vehicle was powered by Maybach 'HL-42' petrol powerplant producing 100 HP which could drive the vehicle on roads at up to 33 mph with a range of about 188 miles before refuelling. Its cross country performance was good providing a max speed of about 16 mph and a range of about 94 miles.

It was armed with 1 light machine gun. Its main armament consisted of a 3.7cm PaK 35/36 L/45 which could penetrate 48 mm of flat plate at 100 metres

The SdKfz 251 series of vehicles were the first purpose built Armoured personel carriers. The vehicles could carry 10 panzer grenadiers in a small arms and shrapnel protected space.

Armour Details
Turret
Frontn/a
Siden/a
Rearn/a
Topn/a
Superstructure
Front10mm@33°(12mm)
Side8mm@35°(10mm)
Rear8mm@40°(10mm)
Topn/a
Hull
Front15mm@21°(16mm)
Side8mm@35°(10mm)
Rear8mm@30°(9mm)
Top6mm@90°(6mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 16 mm - Minimum 6 mm



Weapon Details
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3.7cm PaK 35/36 L/45
3.7cm Panzerabwehrkanone 35/36 L/45
(translates as Anti Tank Gun)
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photo of 3.7cm PaK 35/36 L/45 from Wikipedia
History
The standard German anti tank gun at the start of the war, had been tested in the Spanish Civil War, and numbers sold to Russia before 1940
ManufacturerRheinmetal
Manufactured1935 - 1942
Calibre37mm
LengthL/45
Rate of Fire13 rpm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
3.7cm Pzgr Patr 18(AP)
37mm 0.68Kg 762M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 31mm @ 500mtr/30° ( ≈ 35mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.28 0.59 1.34 2.33 3.7 5.71 8.97
Penetration(mm@30°) 41 38 32 25 20 15 11 6
Penetration(mm@0°) 48 44 38 30 24 18 13 8
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 90 54 22 3 1


 
3.7cm Pzgr 40(AP40)
37mm 0.35Kg 1030M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 68mm @ 100mtr/30° ( ≈ 78mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.1 0.21 0.46 1.14 2.25 4.34 9.72
Penetration(mm@30°) 68 60 51 38 26 16 7
Penetration(mm@0°) 79 70 59 44 31 19 9
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 57 15 1



3.7cm Sprgr Patr 18(HE)
37mm 0.64Kg 820M/Sec ≈0.095Kg explosive
Maximum Range 6000 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 1.68 5.31 19.44
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill2 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill5 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill13 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr0 mm
An explosion within 2 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 5 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 13 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 not cause any significant armour damage.


 
3.7cm Stielgrante 41(HEAT)
37mm 8.6Kg 110M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 180mm @ 0mtr/0° ( ≈ 180mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.93 1.92 4.08
Penetration(mm@30°) 180 180 180
Penetration(mm@0°) 180 180 180
Hit Probability(%) 98 69 15

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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