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German Balkenkreuz

Germany' 75 mm Guns

Weapon Type of
Ammo
Weight
(lb)
Velocity°Thickness of armor penetrated (range meters)
100 500 1000 1500 2000 2500
75 mm KwK L/241,2 K. Gr. rot Pz.1,2 6.8 kg1,2 385 m/s1,2 301,2 411,2 381,2 351,2 321,2 301,2  
Gr. 38 HI1,2 4.5 kg1,2 452 m/s1,2 301,2 451,2 451,2 451,2 451,2    
Gr. 38 HI/A1,2 4.4 kg1,2 450 m/s1,2 301,2 701,2 701,2 701,2 701,2    
Gr. 38 HI/B1,2 4.57 kg1,2 450 m/s1,2 301,2 751,2 751,2 751,2 751,2    
Gr. 38 HI/C1,2 4.8 kg1,2 450 m/s1,2 301,2 1001,2 1001,2 1001,2 1001,2    
75 mm KwK 37 L/243,
75 mm StuK 37 L/243
K.Gr.rot Pz3 18.2 lb, 15 lb
6.8 kg3
1,263'/s
385 m/s3
303 413 38, 393 353 32, 333 303  
Gr 38 H1/A3 11.8 lb, 9.7 lb
4.4 kg3
1,476'/s
450 m/s3
303 703 703 703 703 703  
Gr 38 H1/B3 12.2 lb, 10 lb
4.57 kg3
1,476'/s
450 m/s3
303 753 753 753 753 753  
Gr 38 H1/C3 12.9 lb, 10.6 lb
4.8 kg3
1,476'/s
450 m/s3
   55   
303 1003 1003 1003 1003   
APCBC6.75, 6.8 kg385 m/s   40   
30 46, 414135  
75 mm KwK 40 L/431,2 & L/482 Pzgr 391,2 (APCBC) 18.22 lb
6.8 kg1,2
2,428'/s
740 m/s1,2
301,2 991,2 911,2, 110, 96 811,2, 102, 85 721,2, 92, 74 631,2, 86, 64  
Pzgr 401,2 10.98 lb
4.1 kg1,2
3,018'/s
990 m/s1,2
301,2 1261,2 1081,2 871,2    
Gr 38 HI/B1,2 12.24 lb
4.57 kg1,2
1,476'/s
450 m/s1,2
301,2 751,2 751,2 751,2 751,2   
Gr 38 HI/C1,2 12.86 lb
4.8 kg1,2
1,476'/s
405 m/s1,2
301,2 1001,2 1001,2 1001,2 1001,2   
HAVP  30 12097   
75 mm KwK 40 L/433,5,
75 mm StuK 40 L/433
APCBC  30 84726253 
APCBC/HE5   2,426'/s5
760m/s5
305     815      
APCR5   3,246'/s5
990m/s5
305     875      
PzGr 393 15 lb
6.8 kg3
2,427'/s
740 m/s3
303 983 913 823 723 633  
PzGr 403 9 lb
4.1 kg3
3,018'/s
920 m/s3
303 1263 1083 873 693   
75 mm KwK 40 L/483,5,
75 mm PaK 40 L/463,
75 mm PaK 39 L/483,
75 mm StuK40 L/483
APCBC5     98   
305  90 79, 855 70 62 
APHE  30  89   
PzGr 393 15 lb
6.8 kg3
2,591'/s
790 m/s3
303 1063 963 853 743 643  
PzGr 40 9 lb
4.1 kg3
3,248'/s
990 m/s3
303 1433 1203 973 773   
APCR5    305    96, 975    
7.5cm PaK 404,6 AP3,6 15 lb6
6.8 kg6
2,460'/s6
750 m/s6
    1053        
AP403,6 9.04 lb6
4.1 kg6
3,050'/s6
930 m/s6
    6.06"6
1153, 1546
    3.86"6
986
 
HE6 12.65 lb6
5.74 kg6
1,805'/s6
550 m/s6
             
7.5cm PaK 41 (Taper)6 APCNR  30  145   
AP6     30   137 100      
5.51 lb6
2.5 kg6
4,035'/s6
1,230m/s6
   171 @ 455m6     
75 mm KwK 42 L/702,3,
75 mm StuK 42 L/703
Pzgr 393/422,3 (APCBC) 18.2 lb, 15 lb
6.8 kg2,3
3,035'/s, 3,068'/s
925 m/s2,3
   149   
302,3 1382,3 1242,3, 141, 119 1112,3, 121, 100 992,3, 104, 95 882, 893  
Pzgr 403/422,3 (HVAP) 12.7 lb, 10.5 lb, 4.72 kg, 4.75 kg3 3,675'/s
1,120 m/s2,3
   170   
302,3 1942,3 1742,3 1502, 1493 1272,3 1062,3  
Sprgr Patr 42 (HE) 2,297'/s       
7.5cm PaK44 L/70           

Vehicles that used 75 mm guns

Sources:

  1. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1933-1942, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  2. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1943-1945, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  3. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  4. World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics, Gordon L Rottman, 2005
  5. Panzers At War, Michael and Gladys Green, 2005
  6. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, 1998, Chris Bishop
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