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7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)

7.5cm PaK 40 gun (x2) (GE520)
Panzerabwehrkanone 7.5 cm Pak 40 L/46

Development of the PaK 40 began in 1939, with both Krupp and Rheinmetall developing designs for testing and adoption.

7.5cm PaK 40 guns (GE520)

Initially the weapons development was slow, but priority was soon bumped up after Operation Barbarossa in 1941 with the appearance of heavy Soviet armour like the KV-1. The first Rheinmetall guns rushed off the production line in November 1941.

The gun retained many features of the lighter 5cm PaK 38 gun. 

7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)
7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)

It had a muzzle brake to reduce recoil, a double skin shield for added protection of the breech, and torsion-bar suspension for motor towing. The trail retained the tubular arms of the PaK 38 design, but were made of steel for added strength rather than the aluminium of the PaK 38.

The newly introduced Panzergranate 39 weighed 6.8 kg and achieved a penetrating power of 132mm of armour at 500-meters  with a muzzle velocity of 792 meters per second. 

The tungsten-core shell (Panzergrenate 40) that was also introduced at the time weighed 3.2 kg but with a muzzle velocity of 930 meters per second and could penetrate up to 170mm of armour at 500 meters, but a serious shortage of tungsten called a halt to the production of this round.
7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)
7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)

The PaK 40 remained the standard German heavy anti-tank gun until the end of the war, and was also supplied to Germany’s allies such as Finland and Hungary.

By 1943 the PaK 40, alongside the 5cm PaK 38, formed the bulk of the German anti-tank artillery. 

7.5cm PaK 40 guns (GE520)

About 23,500 pieces were produced, and a further 6,000 more were used to arm Marder tank hunters.
The weapon was effective against almost every Allied tank until the end of the war, with the exception of the Soviet IS-2 and the American M26 Pershing. However it was much heavier than the PaK 38, decreasing its mobility to the point where it was difficult or impossible to move without an artillery tractor on boggy ground.

Calibre: 7.5cm L/46
Length with the carriage: 6.20m
Width: 2.00m
Height: 1.25m 

7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)
7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520) 7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)

Weight (combat ready): 1,425kg.
Traverse: 65°
Elevation: -5° to + 22°
Rate of fire: 14 rounds per minute
Engagement range: 1,800m
Indirect range: 7678m (HE shell)

In Flames Of War

The PaK 40 is and answer to most enemy armour, is has Range 32”/80cm, ROF 2, Anti-tank 12, FP 3+, a gun shield, and it’s advantage over the larger 8.8cm FlaK 36, it’s a Small gun, making it hard to spot when it leys low.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Wayne Turner

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7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)
7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520) 7.5cm PaK 40 gun (GE520)

Last Updated On Monday, April 28, 2008 by Wayne at Battlefront