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Germany's 50 mm Guns

Weapon Type of
Ammo
Weight
(lb)
Velocity°Thickness of armor penetrated (range meters)
100 500 1000 1500 2000 2500
50 mm KwK L/42 Pzgr 2.06 kg 685 m/s 30 53 43 32 24    
Pzgr 39 2.06 kg 685 m/s 30 55 47 37 28    
Pzgr 40 0.925 kg 1,050 m/s 30 94 55        
50 mm KwK 38 L/42 Pzgr 5.52 lb
2.18 kg
2,247'/s3053 43, 56 32 24  
Pzgr 39 (APCBC) 5.52 lb, 4.5 lb
2.06 kg
2,247'/s, 2,739'/s
685 m/s
30 55, 54 47, 46 37, 36 28 22  
Pzgr 40 2.48 lb, 2 lb
0.925 kg
3,445'/s, 3,871'/s
1,060 m/s
30 94, 96 55, 58     
HVAP  30 58    
APC  30 564739  
50 mm PaK 38 L/60 PzGr 39 4.5 lb
2.06 kg, 2.25 kg
2,739'/s
823 m/s , 835 m/s
30 69, 73 59, 61 48, 50 38, 40 29  
9099786147  
PzGr 40 2 lb
0.925 kg, 0.975 kg
3,871'/s
1,180 m/s, 1,198 m/s
30 130, 143 72, 86 38, 55    
9016512084   
AP 4.54 lb
2.06 kg
2,903'/s
835 m/s
    60        
AP40 2.04 lb
0.925 kg
3,870'/s
1,180 m/s
    85        
APHE  30  50   
APCR  30 6642, 5026  
HE381.96 kg549 m/s       
HE 4 lb
1.82 kg
1,805'/s
550 m/s
             
50 mm KwK L/60 Pzgr 2.06 kg 835 m/s 30 67 57 44 34    
Pzgr 39 2.06 kg 835 m/s 30 69 59 47 37    
Pzgr 40 0.925 kg 1,180 m/s 30 130 72        
Pzgr 40/1 1.07 kg 1,130 m/s 30 116 76        
50 mm KwK 39 L/60 Pzgr 39 5.52 lb, 4.5 lb
2.06 kg
2,740'/s
835 m/s
30 69, 67 59, 57 47, 44 37, 34 26  
Pzgr 40 2.48 lb, 2 lb
0.925 kg
3,871'/s
1,180 m/s
30 130 72 38    
Pzgr 40/12.873,707'/s3011676    
APC  30 6150   
APCBC  30 865532  

Vehicles that used 50 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
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