KwK37 (75 mm)

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Description

X-ray StuGIIIA StuK37 Cannon Breech.jpg


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 the KwK 40 (75mm) later in the war as Soviet armour became much tougher to fight.

Its gun is quite a useful gun, being able to penetrate almost any enemy's armour it's battle rating and features a great combo with a quick ammunition reload.


Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Available shells

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
K.Gr.rot Pz. APCBC 52 50 45 39 34 30
Hl.Gr. 38B HEAT 80 80 80 80 80 80
Hl.Gr. 38C HEAT 100 100 100 100 100 100
Sprgr. 34 HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
K.Gr.rot Pz. APCBC 385 6.8 1.3 15.0 80 +4° 48° 63° 71°
Hl.Gr. 38B HEAT 450 4.6 0.0 0.1 872.1 +0° 62° 69° 73°
Hl.Gr. 38C HEAT 450 4.8 0.0 0.1 875.5 +0° 62° 69° 73°
Sprgr. 34 HE 420 5.7 0.1 0.1 686 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Smoke characteristic
Ammunition Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
K.Gr.Rot Nb. 423 6.8 13 5 20 50

Comparison with analogues

  • The M2 howitzer (75 mm) would be the closest comparison to the Kwk 37 (75 mm), despite that it is much weaker, receiving much weaker shelles and having a shorter velocity.
  • K51 L/24 has the same stats
  • KwK44 L36 (75 mm) has the same stats
  • K51 L/24 (75 mm) has the same stats
  • SA35 L/17 (75 mm) AP round is much superior to the Kwk 37 (75 mm)
  • APX (75 mm) AP round is the same as the SA35 L/17 (75 mm) but with extra velocity
  • 75/18 mod.34 to be added
  • 75/32 mod.37 to be added
  • type 99 (75 mm) to be added

Usage in battles

The KwK37 (75 mm) is a low-velocity heat launcher that forces its to be effective at close range but is compensated with having quick reload and the Heat having good penetration, the Kwk 37 (75 mm) is made even more effective with the ability to hull break some notable tanks around the BR of the tank that has it equipped, some examples are all BTs, all LVTs, most AA (mainly trucks) and a few more.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • AP round has low penetration
  • Gun velocity is quite low

History

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Media

See also

External links

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Germany tank cannons
20 mm  KwK 30 L/55 · KwK 38 L/55 · Rh202
28/20 mm  s.Pz.B.41
37 mm  KwK 34(t) L/40 · KwK 36 L/45 · KwK 38(t) L/47
47 mm  Pak(t)(Sf.)
50 mm  KwK 38 L/42 · KwK 39 L/60 · PaK 38 L/60
57 mm  Bofors L/70 Mk.I
75 mm  K51 L/24 · PaK 39 L/48 · PaK 40/3 L/46 · PaK 42 L/70 · StuK 37 L/24 · StuK 40 (L/43 & L/48)
  KwK 37 L/24 · KwK 40 (L/43 & L/48) · KwK 42 L/70 · KwK 44 L/70 · KwK 44 L/36
76 mm  Pak 36(r) L/48
88 mm  Flak 41 · KwK 36 L/56 · KwK 43 L/71 · PaK 43 L/71
90 mm  BK 90
105 mm  FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 L/52 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · StuH 42 L/28
120 mm  Rheinmetall L44
128 mm  KwK 44 L/55 · K.40 · PaK 44 L/55
150 mm  sIG 33 · StuH 43 L/12