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Germany's 128 mm Guns

Weapon Type of
Ammo
Weight
(lb)
Velocity°Thickness of armor penetrated (range meters)
100 500 1000 1500 2000 2500
128 mm K40 L/61 PzGr 58.2 lb
26.4 kg
2,887'/s
880 m/s
30 201 176 150 132 120  
128 mm PaK 44 L/55 PzGr 58.2 lb
26.4 kg
2,822'/s
860 m/s
30 189 166 143 127 117  
PzGr 43 62.4
28.3 kg
2,772'/s
845 m/s
30 187 178 167 157 148  
APHE  30  230   
APC  30 175150132120 
APCBC     245   
30  215 202 190 178 

Sources:

  1. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1933-1942, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  2. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1943-1945, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  3. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  4. World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics, Gordon L Rottman, 2005
  5. Panzers At War, Michael and Gladys Green, 2005
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