BK 7.5 (75 mm)

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Description

The 75 mm BK 7.5 is an German air-mounted cannon armament. An exclusive armament to the Hs 129 B-3, it fire shells similar to that of the tank armament PaK40, bringing quality anti-tank power from the air against armoured targets.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

A large calibre weapon mounted on an aircraft, the 75 mm can deliver a good amount of fire onto target if the plane is flown right for the weapon system to be utilised. The user must be experienced in its usage as its mount design on an aircraft as well as its rather slow rate of fire mean that a user will have one, or maybe two, shot onto target before the plane passes over.

Available ammunition

  • Default: APHE
  • Armored targets: HVAP-T
  • Ground targets: HEI-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 137 135 123 110 98 88
Armored targets 163 159 143 126 110 96
Ground targets 10 10 10 10 10 10
Belt details
Belt Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Default APHE 740 6.8 1.2 14 28.9 48° 63° 71°
Armored targets HVAP-T 919 4.1 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
Ground targets HEI-T 700 5.74 0 0.1 680 79° 80° 81°

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Germany aircraft cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  MG 151 · MG C/30L · MG FF · MG FF/M
30 mm  MK 101 · MK 103 · MK 108
37 mm  BK 3.7
50 mm  BK 5 · Mk.214a
75 mm  BK 7.5
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano Mk.V (Britain) · M24A1 (USA) · M61A1 (USA) · ShVAK (USSR)
23 mm  GSh-23L (USSR) · NR-23 (USSR) · VYa-23 (USSR)
30 mm  DEFA 552 (France) · GSh-30-2K (USSR) · NR-30 (USSR)
37 mm  N-37D (USSR)