7,5 cm Feldkanone 38

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

7,5 cm Feldkanone 38
Gun
Caliber 75 mm
Weight, combat ready 1380 kg
Weight, with transport carriage 2340 kg
Length 4.74 m
Barrel length
  • With muzzle brake: 2.80 m
  • Without muzzle brake: 2.55 m
Barrel length in calibers 34 m
Width
  • Trail opened: 3.80 m
  • Trail closed: 1.89 m
Height 1.62 m
Firing height 1.05 m
Range (max) 11 500 m
Mount
Maximum elevation 45°
Minimum depression -5°
Traverse 55°

Ammunition

Round Muzzle velocity Weight, shot Explosive contents, shot Maximum range
7,5 cm Sprgr L/4,8 580 m/s 6.30 kg
  • Small charge: 0.318 kg
  • Medium charge: 0.568 kg
  • Large charge: 0.940 kg
11 300 m
K Gr rot 605 m/s 5.83 kg 1.200 kg 11 500 m
7,5 cm Gr 38 Hl/B 440 m/s 4.57 kg 0.400 kg 7 750 m

Additional Reading

Books

Sources

  1. Beißwänger. 7,5 cm Feldkanone 38 mit Feldkanoneprotze 38 und Munitionswagen 38 : Beschribung und Behandling. Berlin : Heereswaffenamt, Oberkommando des Heeres, 1943. 56 p. D 2000/1.