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75-mm PAK-40 anti-tank gun

Country of Origin: Germany

description

The PAK-40 75-mm anti-tank gun was the standard infantry anti-tank gun of the German army in World War II. The PAK-40 was towed on a two-wheel carriage that had split trails with caster wheels and spades. The weapon had a gun shield with sloped sides and a hinged piece of armor that protected the axle.

The PAK-40 fired high-explosive (HE) and high-velocity armor-piercing (HVAP) ammunition.

status

No longer in production or service.

Initial operational capability (IOC) in early 1940s.

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