7,5 cm Pak 41

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Gun Emplacement

Gun emplacement of the 7,5 cm Pak 41. The entrance was placed opposite of the firing direction.

Production

Production Statistics

Month Opening Balance Wa A Fz In Losses
1942
April - 4 - -
May - 146 141 -
June 141 - - -
July 141 - - -
August 141 - 1 3
September 143 - - -
October 143 - - -
November 143 - - 3
December 140 - - 11
1943
January 129 - - 5
February 124 - - 6
March 118 - - 13
April 78 - - -
May 78 - - 2
June 76 - - -
July 76 - - 5
August 71 - - 27
September 44 - - 3
October 41 - - -
November 41 No further reports
Total - 150 142 78

Production Costs

7,5 cm Pak 41
Price 15 000 Reichmark
Man-hours 2800
Production time 6 months
Iron 5900.0 kg
Tin 0.5 kg
Copper 31.6 kg
Aluminum 150.0 kg
Zinc 16.6 kg
Nickel 27.3 kg

Technical Information

7,5 cm Pak 41
Gun
Caliber 75/55 mm
Weight, combat ready 1390 kg
Weight, with transport carriage 1880 kg
Barrel length 4.32 m
Barrel length in calibers 57.6
Range (max) 2400 m
Rate of fire 12-15 rounds per minute
Barrel life 1000 rounds
Mount
Maximum elevation 18°
Minimum depression -10°
Traverse 60°

Armor Penetration

Round Shot type Weight (shot) Muzzle velocity Range
100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m
7,5 cm Pzgr. Patr. 41 (HK) APCNR 2.6 kg 1220 m/s 198 mm 172 mm 140 mm -
7,5 cm Pzgr. Patr. 41 (W) APCNR 2.5 kg 1230 m/s 97 mm 80 mm 70 mm 60 mm

Sources

  1. 12 p.
  2. Feuerstellung für s.Pak. Wünsdorf : Schule für Schnelle Truppen, 1942. 4 p. Ia Az.: 34/42.
  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. Waffenamt. Stand: Dezember 1942 (Waffen). Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1942. 125 p.
  5. Waffenamt. Stand: November 1943 (Waffen). Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1943. 233 p.