7,5 cm Kw K (L/24)

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Production Costs

7,5 cm Kw K (L/24)
Price 8000 Reichmark
Man-hours 1400
Production time 6 months
Iron 1750 kg
Tin 0.30 kg
Copper 5.70 kg
Aluminum 0.04 kg
Lead 0.40 kg
Zinc 2.80 kg
Nickel 4.20 kg

Technical Information

7,5 cm Kw K (L/24)
Gun
Caliber 75 mm
Weight of gun 490 kg
Barrel length 1.7665 m
Barrel length in calibers 23.5
Range (max) 6200 m
Rate of fire 12-15 rounds per minute
Barrel life 12 000-14 000 rounds
Mount
Maximum elevation 20°
Minimum depression -10°

Armor Penetration

Round Shot type Weight (shot) Muzzle velocity Range
100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m
K Gr rot Pz APCBC-HE 6.80 kg 385 m/s 41 mm 39 mm 35 mm 33 mm
Gr 38 Hl HEAT 4.50 kg 452 m/s 45 mm 45 mm 45 mm 45 mm
Gr 38 Hl/A HEAT 4.40 kg 450 m/s 70 mm 70 mm 70 mm 70 mm
Gr 38 Hl/B HEAT 4.75 kg 450 m/s 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm
Gr 38 Hl/C HEAT 4.80 kg 450 m/s 90 mm 90 mm 90 mm 90 mm

Accuracy

Round Range
100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m
K Gr rot Pz Training 100% 100% 98% 74%
Action 100% 100% 73% 38%
Gr 38 Hl Training 100% 100% 92% 61%
Action 100% 99% 60% 26%

Sources

  1. Heereswaffenamt. Gerätliste. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1943. 413 p. D 97/1+.
  2. JENTZ, Thomas L., DOYLE, Hilary Louis & SARSON, Peter. New Vanguard 19 - StuG III Assault Gun, 1940-1942. Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 1996. 48 p. ISBN 1-85532-537-3.
  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.