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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/24 K. Gr. rot Pz. 6.8 kg 385 m/s 30 41 38 35 32 30  
Gr. 38 HI 4.5 kg 452 m/s 30 45 45 45 45    
Gr. 38 HI/A 4.4 kg 450 m/s 30 70 70 70 70    
Gr. 38 HI/B 4.57 kg 450 m/s 30 75 75 75 75    
Gr. 38 HI/C 4.8 kg 450 m/s 30 100 100 100 100    
75 mm KwK 37 L/24,
75 mm StuK 37 L/24
K.Gr.rot Pz 18.2 lb, 15 lb
6.8 kg
1,263'/s
385 m/s
30 41 38, 39 35 32, 33 30  
Gr 38 H1/A 11.8 lb, 9.7 lb
4.4 kg
1,476'/s
450 m/s
30 70 70 70 70 70  
Gr 38 H1/B 12.2 lb, 10 lb
4.57 kg
1,476'/s
450 m/s
30 75 75 75 75 75  
Gr 38 H1/C 12.9 lb, 10.6 lb
4.8 kg
1,476'/s
450 m/s
   55   
30 100 100 100 100   
APCBC6.75, 6.8 kg385 m/s   40   
30 46, 414135  
75 mm KwK 40 L/43 & L/48 Pzgr 39 (APCBC) 18.22 lb
6.8 kg
2,428'/s
740 m/s
30 99 91, 110, 96 81, 102, 85 72, 92, 74 63, 86, 64  
Pzgr 40 10.98 lb
4.1 kg
3,018'/s
990 m/s
30 126 108 87    
Gr 38 HI/B 12.24 lb
4.57 kg
1,476'/s
450 m/s
30 75 75 75 75   
Gr 38 HI/C 12.86 lb
4.8 kg
1,476'/s
405 m/s
30 100 100 100 100   
HAVP  30 12097   
75 mm KwK 40 L/43,
75 mm StuK 40 L/43
APCBC  30 84726253 
APCBC/HE   2,426'/s
760m/s
30     81      
APCR   3,246'/s
990m/s
30     87      
PzGr 39 15 lb
6.8 kg
2,427'/s
740 m/s
30 98 91 82 72 63  
PzGr 40 9 lb
4.1 kg
3,018'/s
920 m/s
30 126 108 87 69   
75 mm KwK 40 L/48,
75 mm PaK 40 L/46,
75 mm PaK 39 L/48,
75 mm StuK40 L/48
APCBC     98   
30  90 79, 85 70 62 
APHE  30  89   
PzGr 39 15 lb
6.8 kg
2,591'/s
790 m/s
30 106 96 85 74 64  
PzGr 40 9 lb
4.1 kg
3,248'/s
990 m/s
30 143 120 97 77   
APCR    30    96, 97    
7.5cm PaK 40 AP 15 lb
6.8 kg
2,460'/s
750 m/s
    105        
AP40 9.04 lb
4.1 kg
3,050'/s
930 m/s
    6.06"
115, 154
    3.86"
98
 
HE 12.65 lb
5.74 kg
1,805'/s
550 m/s
             
7.5cm PaK 41 (Taper) APCNR  30  145   
AP     30   137 100      
5.51 lb
2.5 kg
4,035'/s
1,230m/s
   171 @ 455m     
75 mm KwK 42 L/70,
75 mm StuK 42 L/70
Pzgr 39/42 (APCBC) 18.2 lb, 15 lb
6.8 kg
3,035'/s, 3,068'/s
925 m/s
   149   
30 138 124, 141, 119 111, 121, 100 99, 104, 95 88, 89  
Pzgr 40/42 (HVAP) 12.7 lb, 10.5 lb, 4.72 kg, 4.75 kg 3,675'/s
1,120 m/s
   170   
30 194 174 150, 149 127 106  
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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