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Germany's 37 mm Guns

Weapon Type of
Ammo
Weight
(lb)
Velocity°Thickness of armor penetrated (range meters)
100 500 1000 1500 2000 2500
37 mm KwK 36 L/451,2,
37 mm PaK 35/36 L/453
37 mm KwK L/452,5
37 mm KwK L/46.53
3.7-cm Pak 35/366,7
Pzgr1,2,3 (APC) 1.84 lb, 1.5 lb
0.685 kg1,2,3
2,444'/s
745 m/s1,2,3, 763 m/s
301,2,3 351,2, 343 291,2,3, 30, 36 221,2,3 201,2, 193   
90 48    
Pzgr 401,2,3 0.99 lb, 0.8 lb
0.354 kg, 0.368 kg1,2,3
3,346'/s
1,020 m/s1,2,3, 1,030 m/s
301,2,3 641,2,3 311,2, 343, 43     
90 51    
AP5,6 12.5 oz7, 0.78 lb6
0.354 kg6,7
2,495'/s6, 3,379'/s7
760 m/s6, 1,030 m/s7
305   70@457 m5 31@914 m5      
HVAP  30 34    
APHE  30 40    
APCR  30684322   
HE0.625 kg745 m/s       
37 mm KwK 34(t)1,2 Pzgr (t)1,2 0.85 kg1,2 675 m/s1,2 301,2 351,2 301,2 231,2 211,2    
Pzgr (t) umg1,2 0.815 kg1,2 675 m/s1,2 301,2 341,2 291,2 251,2 221,2    
Pzgr 401,2 0.368 kg1,2 980 m/s1,2 301,2 601,2 391,2        
37 mm KwK 34(t) L/403 Pzgr3 (t) 2.28 lb, 1.8 lb
0.815 kg3
2,215'/s, 2,264'/s
690 m/s3
303 35, 373 30, 313 23, 263 21, 223   
Pzgr (t) umg2.182,215'/s3034292522  
Pzgr 400.993,215'/s306039    
37 mm KwK 38 (t)1,2 Pzgr (t)1,2 0.85 kg1,2 741 m/s1,2 301,2 361,2 311,2 241,2 221,2    
Pzgr (t) umg1,2 0.815 kg1,2 750 m/s1,2 301,2 411,2 331,2 271,2 241,2    
Pzgr 401,2 0.368 kg1,2 1,040 m/s1,2 301,2 641,2 331,2        
37 mm KwK 38(t) L/47.83 Pzgr (t)3 2.28 lb
0.815 kg3
2,431'/s
750 m/s3
303 36, 413 31, 353 24, 293 22, 243   
Pzgr (t) umg2.18, 1.82,461'/s3041332724  
Pzgr 403 0.99 lb, 0.8 lb
0.368 kg3
3,412'/s
1,040 m/s3
303 643 33, 343     
3.7-cm FlaK 367,
3.7-cm FlaK 377
  1.4 lb7
0.64 kg7
2,690'/s7
820 m/s7
             
3.7cm FlaK 43 L/60
3.7cm FlaK 43/1 L/60
          
3.7cm FlaK 43/1 L/70           
3.7cm FlaK 43 L/893 PzGr183 1.4 lb
0.685 kg3
2,526'/s
770 m/s3
303 353 283 213 173   

Vehicles that used 37 mm guns

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
  6. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, 1998, Chris Bishop
  7. Artillery of World War II, Chris Chant, 2001
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