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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/45,
37 mm PaK 35/36 L/45
37 mm KwK L/45
37 mm KwK L/46.5
3.7-cm Pak 35/36
Pzgr (APC) 1.84 lb, 1.5 lb
0.685 kg
2,444'/s
745 m/s, 763 m/s
30 35, 34 29, 30, 36 22 20, 19   
90 48    
Pzgr 40 0.99 lb, 0.8 lb
0.354 kg, 0.368 kg
3,346'/s
1,020 m/s, 1,030 m/s
30 64 31, 34, 43     
90 51    
AP 12.5 oz, 0.78 lb
0.354 kg
2,495'/s, 3,379'/s
760 m/s, 1,030 m/s
30   70@457 m 31@914 m      
HVAP  30 34    
APHE  30 40    
APCR  30684322   
HE0.625 kg745 m/s       
37 mm KwK 34(t) Pzgr (t) 0.85 kg 675 m/s 30 35 30 23 21    
Pzgr (t) umg 0.815 kg 675 m/s 30 34 29 25 22    
Pzgr 40 0.368 kg 980 m/s 30 60 39        
37 mm KwK 34(t) L/40 Pzgr (t) 2.28 lb, 1.8 lb
0.815 kg
2,215'/s, 2,264'/s
690 m/s
30 35, 37 30, 31 23, 26 21, 22   
Pzgr (t) umg2.182,215'/s3034292522  
Pzgr 400.993,215'/s306039    
37 mm KwK 38 (t) Pzgr (t) 0.85 kg 741 m/s 30 36 31 24 22    
Pzgr (t) umg 0.815 kg 750 m/s 30 41 33 27 24    
Pzgr 40 0.368 kg 1,040 m/s 30 64 33        
37 mm KwK 38(t) L/47.8 Pzgr (t) 2.28 lb
0.815 kg
2,431'/s
750 m/s
30 36, 41 31, 35 24, 29 22, 24   
Pzgr (t) umg2.18, 1.82,461'/s3041332724  
Pzgr 40 0.99 lb, 0.8 lb
0.368 kg
3,412'/s
1,040 m/s
30 64 33, 34     
3.7-cm FlaK 36,
3.7-cm FlaK 37
  1.4 lb
0.64 kg
2,690'/s
820 m/s
             
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/89 PzGr18 1.4 lb
0.685 kg
2,526'/s
770 m/s
30 35 28 21 17   

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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