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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's 7.5-cm FK 38,
7.5-cm Feldkanone 38

Krupp designed a 75 mm gun with a six-baffle muzzle brake, wooden spokes, and a steel tire rim for the Brazilian Army, which did receive 64 of them.

During 1942, with the situation on the Eastern Front, the Germany Army needed more artillery. Krupp adapted it's Brazilian design to provide a replacement for the 7.5-cm leichte Feldkanone.

Design

It had a two-baffle muzzle brake and solid wheels with rubber tires.

  7.5-cm Feldkanone 38
Caliber 2.95"
75 mm
Length of gun 91.9"
2.335 m
Rifling  
Length of rifling  
Weight traveling 4,101 lb
1,860 kg
Weight in action 3,009 lb
1,365 kg
Elevation -5° to +45°
Traverse 50°
Muzzle Velocity 1,985'/sec
605 m/sec
Range of shell 12,575 yards
11,500 m
Shell weight 12.85 lb
5.83 kg
Armor penetration  
Breech mechanism  

Sources:

  1. Artillery of World War II, Chris Chant, 2001
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site