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ⓘ 10.5 cm Leichtgeschütz 42




10.5 cm Leichtgeschutz 42
                                     

ⓘ 10.5 cm Leichtgeschutz 42

The development history of the LG 42 is not clear, but it seems obvious that the success of the companys 7.5 cm LG 40 during the Battle of Crete in 1941 spurred the Germans to continue development of recoilless guns in larger calibers. Krupp seems to have gotten its 10.5 cm LG 40 into service first, but the Rheinmetall LG 42 was apparently manufactured in larger quantities.

                                     
  • flamethrower tanks, 20 to land with the first wave. 4 or more 75 mm Leichtgeschutz 40 recoilless guns, for use by paratroopers. The LG 40 could be split
  • The Germans used the new 7. 5 cm Leichtgeschutz 40 light gun a recoilless rifle At 320 lb 150 kg it weighed 1 10 as much as a standard German

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