PaK 40 Antitank Gun

Guttman, Jon
July 2007
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p23
The article features the PaK 40 Antitank gun or Panzerabwehrkanone used by the German army during World War II against the Soviet Union. The first set of PaK 40 arrived at the front in November 1941, and by 1943 it was the principal anti-tank gun for Germany and its allies. With an effective range of 1,800 meters, the PaK 40 could fire a 75 millimeter armor-piercing round at 792 meters per second, enabling it to penetrate up to 132 millimeter of steel.


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