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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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The KwK 37 (75mm) is the main canno for early  [[Pz.IV_(Disambiguation)|Pz.IV]]
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The '''KwK 37 (75mm)''' is the main cannon for the early  [[Pz.IV_(Disambiguation)|Pz.IV]] tanks, [[StuG_III_A|StuG III A]] and [[Nb.Fz.|Nb.Fz]] at rank one and the [[Pz.IV_F1|Pz.IV F1]] and [[Pz.III_N|PZ.III N]] and rank two.
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The '''Kwk 37 (75 mm)''' was used and an mounted infantry support cannon until it was replace by [[KwK_40_(75_mm)|the KwK 40 (75mm)]] later in the war as Soviet armor became more tougher to fight
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Its gun is quite a useful gun, being able to pen most all enemy's at it BR and a great combo with a quick reload
  
 
    
 
    
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
''Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.''
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=== Available shells ===
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 90°'''
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|-
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! 10m
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! 100m
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! 500m
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! 1000m
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! 1500m
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! 2000m
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|-
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| K.Gr.rot Pz. || APCBC ||52||50||45||39||34||30
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|-
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| Hl.Gr. 38B || HEAT || 80 || 80 || 80 || 80 || 80 || 80
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|-
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| Hl.Gr. 38C || HEAT || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100
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|-
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| Sprgr. 34 || HE || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="11" | Shell details
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
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''in m:''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
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''in mm:''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
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! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
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|-
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! 0%
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! 50%
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! 100%
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|-
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| K.Gr.rot Pz. || APCBC || 385 || 6.8 || 1.3 || 15.0 || 80 || +4° || 48° || 63° || 71°
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|-
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| Hl.Gr. 38B || HEAT || 450 || 4.6 || 0.0 || 0.1 || 872.1 || +0° || 62° || 69° || 73°
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|-
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| Hl.Gr. 38C || HEAT || 450 || 4.8 || 0.0 || 0.1 || 875.5 || +0° || 62° || 69° || 73°
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|-
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| Sprgr. 34 || HE || 420 || 5.7 || 0.1 || 0.1 || 686 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="7" | Smoke characteristic
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|-
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! Ammunition
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! Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! ''Screen radius <br /> in m''
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! ''Screen time <br /> in s''
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! ''Screen hold time <br /> in s:''
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! ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
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|-
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| K.Gr.Rot Nb. || 423 || 6.8 || 13 || 5 || 20 || 50
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|-
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|}
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=== Available shells ===
 
''Describe the shells that are available for the cannon and their features and purpose. If it concerns autocannons or machine guns, write about different ammo belts and what is inside (which types of shells).''
 
  
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
''Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns, that have firepower equal to these type of weapons.''
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The [[Howitzer_M2_(75_mm)|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.  
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[[K51_L/24_(75_mm)|K51 L/24]] has the same stats 
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
''Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against the main opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.''
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The '''Kwk 37 (75 mm)''' is a low velocity heat launcher that forces its to be effective at close range but is compensated with having fast reload and the Heat
 
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having good penetration, the Kwk 37 (75 mm) is made even more effective with the ability to hull break some notably 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 and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the weaponry in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark pros and cons as a list.''
 
 
 
'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
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* Fast reload
 
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Revision as of 12:44, 19 October 2019

Description

X-ray StuGIIIA StuK37 Cannon Breech.jpg

The KwK 37 (75mm) 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 Kwk 37 (75 mm) was used and an mounted infantry support cannon until it was replace by the KwK 40 (75mm) later in the war as Soviet armor became more tougher to fight

Its gun is quite a useful gun, being able to pen most all enemy's at it BR and a great combo with a quick reload


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

Usage in battles

The Kwk 37 (75 mm) is a low velocity heat launcher that forces its to be effective at close range but is compensated with having fast reload and the Heat having good penetration, the Kwk 37 (75 mm) is made even more effective with the ability to hull break some notably 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

Cons:

History

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Media

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See also

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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