7,5 cm Pak 39 (L/48)

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

7,5 cm Pak 39 (L/48)
Gun
Caliber 75 mm
Weight 1235 kg
Range (max) 6600 m
Rate of fire 10-15 rounds per minute
Barrel Life 5000-7000 rounds
Mount
Maximum elevation 15°
Minimum depression -8°
Traverse 24°

Armor Penetration

Round Shot type Weight (shot) Muzzle velocity Range
100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m
7,5 cm Pzgr 39 APCBC-HE 6.80 kg 750 m/s 106 mm 96 mm 85 mm 74 mm 64 mm
7,5 cm Pzgr 40 APCR 4.10 kg 930 m/s 143 mm 120 mm 97 mm 77 mm -
7,5 cm Gr 38 HL/B HEAT 4.57 kg 450 m/s 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm
7,5 cm Gr 38 HL/C HEAT 5.00 kg 450 m/s 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm

Accuracy

Round Range
100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m 2500 m 3000 m
7,5 cm Pzgr 39 Training 100% 100% 99% 77% 48% 30% 17%
Action 100% 99% 71% 33% 15% 8% 4%
7,5 cm Pzgr 40 Training 100% 100% 95% 66% 21% - -
Action 100% 98% 58% 24% 6% - -
7,5 cm Gr 38 HL/C Training 100% 100% 85% 42% 20% - -
Action 100% 100% 45% 15% 6% - -

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L., DOYLE, Hilary Louis & BADROCKE, Mike. New Vanguard 36 - Jagdpanzer 38 "Hetzer" 1944-1945. Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2001.
  2. 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.