KwK37 (75 mm)
The KwK37 (75 mm) is the main cannon for the early Pz.IV tanks, StuG III A and Nb.Fz. at rank one and the Pz.IV F1 and Pz.III N and rank two.
The KwK37 (75 mm) was a mounted infantry support cannon until it was replaced by the KwK40 L43 (75 mm) later in the war as Soviet armour became much tougher to fight.
This gun is quite useful, being able to penetrate almost any enemy's armour at its battle rating and features a great combo with a quick ammunition reload.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|Smoke shell characteristics|
| Screen radius
| Screen deploy
| Screen hold
| Explosive mass|
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Comparison with analogues
- The 75 mm M2 howitzer would be the closest comparison to the 75 mm KwK37, despite that it is much weaker, receiving much weaker shells and having a shorter velocity.
- The 75 mm K51 L/24 and the 75 mm KwK44 L/36.5 have the same performance.
Usage in battles
The KwK37 (75 mm) is a low-velocity HEAT launcher, which forces it to only be effective at close range but is compensated with having quick reload and the HEAT having good penetration. The 75 mm KwK37 is made even more effective with the ability to hull break some notable tanks around the BR, some examples are all BTs, all LVTs, most AA (mainly trucks) and more.
Pros and cons
- Fast reload
- HEAT has great penetration
- Has the ability to hull break some notable tanks around the BR of the tank that has it equipped
- AP round has low penetration
- Gun velocity is quite low
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|Germany tank cannons|
|20 mm||KwK30 · KwK38 · Rh202|
|30 mm||MK 30-2/ABM|
|37 mm||KwK34(t) · KwK36 · KwK38(t) · PaK L/45|
|50 mm||KwK39 · KwK L/42 · PaK38|
|57 mm||Bofors L/70 Mk.1|
|75 mm||K51 L/24 · KwK37 · KwK40 L43 · KwK40 L48 · KwK42 · KwK44 · KwK44 L/36.5 · PaK39 L48 · PaK40/3 L46 · PaK42 · StuK37 · StuK40 L43 · StuK40 L48|
|76 mm||PaK36 (r)|
|88 mm||Flak.37 · Flak 41 · KwK36 · KwK43 · PaK43|
|105 mm||CN105-57 · FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · PzK M57 · StuH42|
|120 mm||Rh120 L/44 · Rh120 L/55|
|128 mm||K.40 · KwK44 · PaK44|
|150 mm||s.I.G.33 · Stu.H 43 L/12|
|HSS 831L (Britain)|
|57 mm||6pdr OQF Mk.V (Britain)|
|73 mm||2A28 (USSR)|
|75 mm||M3 (USA)|
|76 mm||F-32 (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M32 (USA)|
|90 mm||M36 (USA) · M41 (USA)|
|105 mm||GT-3 (Britain)|
|125 mm||2A46M (USSR)|
|152 mm||M-10T (USSR) · XM150E5 (USA)|
|Italy tank cannons|
|20 mm||Breda Mod.35 · Fucile Controcarri S Mod.39|
|25 mm||Oerlikon KBA B02|
|30 mm||Bushmaster 2 Mk.44|
|37 mm||Vickers-Terni 37/40 mod.18|
|47 mm||47/32 mod.35 · 47/32 mod.39 · 47/40 mod.38|
|60 mm||Cannone da 60/70 · OTO HVG|
|75 mm||41.M · 43.M · 75/18 mod.34 · 75/32 mod.37 · 75/34 mod.39 · Ansaldo 75 L/34 · OTO 75/43 mod.40|
|90 mm||90/53 mod.41 · Cannone da 90/50 M3A1 · Cockerill Mk.3|
|100 mm||Cannone da 100/17 Mod.1914|
|105 mm||Cannone Ansaldo da 105/25 · OTO Melara 105/52 · OTO Melara 105/55|
|106 mm||Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1|
|120 mm||OTO Breda 120/44 · OTO Melara 120/45|
|37 mm||M6 (USA)|
|75 mm||KwK37 (Germany) · KwK40 L48 (Germany) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA) · StuK40 L48 (Germany)|
|76 mm||M1 (USA) · QF 17-pounder (Britain)|
|90 mm||M3 (USA)|
|105 mm||L7A3 (Germany) · M68 (USA)|