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.