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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/421,2 Pzgr1,2 2.06 kg1,2 685 m/s1,2 301,2 531,2 431,2 321,2 241,2    
Pzgr 391,2 2.06 kg1,2 685 m/s1,2 301,2 551,2 471,2 371,2 281,2    
Pzgr 401,2 0.925 kg1,2 1,050 m/s1,2 301,2 941,2 551,2        
50 mm KwK 38 L/423 Pzgr 5.52 lb
2.18 kg
2,247'/s3053 43, 56 32 24  
Pzgr 393 (APCBC) 5.52 lb, 4.5 lb
2.06 kg3
2,247'/s, 2,739'/s
685 m/s3
303 55, 543 47, 463 37, 363 283 223  
Pzgr 403 2.48 lb, 2 lb
0.925 kg3
3,445'/s, 3,871'/s
1,060 m/s3
303 94, 963 55, 583     
HVAP  30 58    
APC  30 564739  
50 mm PaK 384 L/603 PzGr 393 4.5 lb
2.06 kg3, 2.25 kg
2,739'/s
823 m/s , 835 m/s3
303 693, 73 593, 61 483, 50 383, 40 293  
9099786147  
PzGr 403 2 lb
0.925 kg3, 0.975 kg
3,871'/s
1,180 m/s3, 1,198 m/s
303 1303, 143 723, 86 383, 55    
9016512084   
AP4,6 4.54 lb6
2.06 kg6
2,903'/s6
835 m/s6
    604        
AP404,6 2.04 lb6
0.925 kg6
3,870'/s6
1,180 m/s6
    854        
APHE  30  50   
APCR  30 6642, 5026  
HE381.96 kg549 m/s       
HE6 4 lb6
1.82 kg6
1,805'/s6
550 m/s6
             
50 mm KwK L/601,2 Pzgr1,2 2.06 kg1,2 835 m/s1,2 301,2 671,2 571,2 441,2 341,2    
Pzgr 391,2 2.06 kg1,2 835 m/s1,2 301,2 691,2 591,2 471,2 371,2    
Pzgr 401,2 0.925 kg1,2 1,180 m/s1,2 301,2 1301,2 721,2        
Pzgr 40/11,2 1.07 kg1,2 1,130 m/s1,2 301,2 1161,2 761,2        
50 mm KwK 39 L/603 Pzgr 393 5.52 lb, 4.5 lb
2.06 kg3
2,740'/s
835 m/s3
303 69, 673 59, 573 47, 443 37, 343 263  
Pzgr 403 2.48 lb, 2 lb
0.925 kg3
3,871'/s
1,180 m/s3
303 1303 723 383    
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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