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ⓘ 7.5 cm KwK 42




7.5 cm KwK 42
                                     

ⓘ 7.5 cm KwK 42

The 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70 was a 7.5 cm calibre German tank gun developed and built by Rheinmetall-Borsig AG in UnterluS during the Second World War. The gun was used to equip the Panther medium tank and two variants of the Jagdpanzer IV self-propelled anti-tank gun. When mounted on a tank destroyer it was designated as the "7.5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 42" anti-tank gun.

                                     
  • T - 34 - Pz. 747 r Soviet KV - 1 - Pz. 753 r Soviet KV - 1 - PZ - 750 r mit 7 5 cm KwK 40 L 43 Soviet KV - 2 Soviet IS - 2 American M3 Scout Car American M8 Greyhound
  • identified through a bulb mounted to both sides of the turret. The 7 5 cm KwK 42 was equipped to the turret with a shorter recoil system to fit better
  • guns, the 8.8 cm KwK 36 had superior penetration to the 7 5 cm KwK 40 on the Sturmgeschutz III and Panzer IV but inferior to the 7 5 cm KwK 42 on the Panther
  • supported a 360 field of fire, elevation ranged from - 15 to 25 2.8 cm KwK 42 tank gun modification intended for the VK 903 turret. A Versuchs - Serie
  • armed with a 2 cm KwK 30 L 55 auto - cannon. Some later versions used the similar 2 cm KwK 38 L 55. This auto - cannon was based on the 2 cm Fla K 30 anti - aircraft
  • with a 10. 5 cm 4.1 in true howitzer instead of the 7 5 cm Stu K 40 L 43 cannon. These new vehicles, designated StuH 42 Sturmhaubitze 42 Sd.Kfz 142 2
  • Schutzenpanzerwagen 7 5 cm Support variant armed with a 7 5 cm KwK 37 L 24 gun and an MG 34. Sd.Kfz. 250 9 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen 2 cm Reconnaissance
  • 74 m 15 ft 7 in Width: 3.10 m 10 ft 2 in Height: 2.60 m 8 ft 6 in Armament: 1 50mm KwK 39 1 L 60 1 7 92mm MG 42 Ammo: 50mm: 50 rounds 7 92mm: 2400
  • proposed to have been used. It would have housed 128 mm KwK 44 L 55 75 rounds and a 7 5 cm KwK 37 L 24 Armor: Upper Glacis: 200mm angled at 60 Lower

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