12,8 cm Pak 80

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

12,8 cm Pak 80
Gun
Caliber 128 mm
Weight 7000 kg
Barrel length 7.02 m
Barrel length in calibers 55 m
Range (max) 12 200 m
Rate of fire 3 rounds per minute
Barrel life 1000-2000 rounds
Mount
Maximum elevation 15°
Minimum depression -7°
Traverse 20°
Optics
Gun sight Winkelzielfernrohr 2/1
Range
  • 12,8 cm Pzgr 43: 0-4000 m
  • 12,8 cm Spr Gr L/5,0: 0-8000 m

Armor Penetration

Round Shot type Weight (shot) Muzzle velocity Range
100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m
12,8 cm Pzgr APC-HE 26.35 880 189 166 143 127 117
12,8 cm Pzgr 43 APCBC-HE 28.30 920 223 212 200 189 178
Gr. 38 Hl/C HEAT 4.80 450 100 100 100 100 -

Accuracy

Round Range
500 m 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m 2500 m 3000 m
12,8 cm Pzgr 43 Training 100% 98% 85% 61% 46% 32%
Action 98% 68% 41% 22% 15% 9%
Gr. 38 Hl/C Training 100% 90% 53% - - -
Action 98% 50% 18% - - -

Ammunition

Round Type Muzzle velocity Weight Explosive contents Shot length
Round Shot Round Shot
12,8 cm Pzgr Patr APC-HE 880 m/s - 26.35 kg - - -
12,8 cm Pzgr Patr 43 APCBC-HE 920 m/s 54.90 kg 28.30 kg 15.00 kg 0.55 kg 496.5 mm
Gr. 38 Hl/C HEAT 450 m/s - 4.80 kg - - -
12,8 cm Spr Gr L/5,0 HE 750 m/s 51.80 kg 28.00 kg 12.20 kg 3.60 kg 623.0 mm

Additional Reading

Web Links

Jagdtiger
Information about the Jagdtiger.

Books

Sources

  1. CHAMBERLAIN, Peter, DOYLE, Hilary Louis & JENTZ, Thomas L. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two. London : Arms & Armour, 2000. 272 p. ISBN 1-85409-518-8.
  2. JENTZ, Thomas L. Panzerkampfwagen Maus. Darlington, MD : Darlington Productions, 1997. 60 p. ISBN 0-6948793-2-8.
  3. PAWLAS, Karl R. Waffen-Revue W 127 - Datenblätter für Heeres-Waffen, -Fahrzeuge und Gerät. Nurnberg : Publizistisches Archiv für Militär- und Waffenwessen, 1976. 248 p. ISBN 3-88088-213-4.
  4. Wöhlermann. 12,8 cm Panzerjägerkanone 80 : Beschribung. Berlin : Heereswaffenamt, Oberkommando des Heeres, 1944. 58 p. D 1884.