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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
''Built from experiences of the french front against tanks that pinged the [[KwK L/42 (50 mm)]]'' harmlessly off such as [[B1 bis]] made it clear to the german army that a new gun was in order.
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Built from experiences of the French front when used against tanks that pinged the [[KwK L/42 (50 mm)]] harmlessly off such as [[B1 bis]] made it clear to the German military that a newer and more powerful cannon was in order. Thus the long gun that had been thought of not fitting the turret well was fitted on the tank with good success and served the Germans well in the Eastern Front.
Thus the longer gun that had been thoughth of not fitting the turret well was fitted on the tank with good success and fought in the eastern front
 
  
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_III_ausf_L}}
 
* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_III_ausf_M}}
 
* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_III_ausf_M}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_sdkfz_234_2}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_sdkfz_234_2_td}}
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
''The KwK-39 is best described as in lineage with the earlier [[KwK36 (37 mm)]] with not much damage per hit often requiring multiple shots to take out a tank, but with relatively good penetration and fast reload allowing for it to keep enemy modules offline if it gets the first shot''
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The KwK39 is best described as in lineage with the earlier [[KwK36 (37 mm)]] with not much damage per hit often requiring multiple shots to take out a tank, but with relatively good penetration and fast reload allowing for it to keep enemy modules offline if the first shot it gets off flies true.
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=== Available ammunition ===
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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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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
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! colspan="6" | Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
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|-
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
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|-
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| PzGr 39 || APC || 106 || 102 || 85 || 68 || 54 || 43
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|-
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| PzGr 40/1 || APCR || 130 || 121 || 90 || 62 || 43 || 29
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|-
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| PzGr 40 || APCR || 137 || 126 || 88 || 56 || 36 || 23
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|-
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| Sprgr. 38 || HE || 5 || 5 || 5 || 5 || 5 || 5
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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="10" | Shell details
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
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|-
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
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|-
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| PzGr 39 || APC || 835 || 2.05 || 1.2 || 9.0 || 28.9 || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| PzGr 40/1 || APCR || 1,130 || 1.07 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 66° || 70° || 72°
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|-
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| PzGr 40 || APCR || 1,180 || 0.9 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 66° || 70° || 72°
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| Sprgr. 38 || HE || 870 || 1.82 || 0 || 0.1 || 170 || 79° || 80° || 81°
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== 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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''Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.''
  
 
== 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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''Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.''
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
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* Fires at a high velocity, making sniping or shooting at moving targets easier
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* Really quick reload rate, allows for quick follow-up shots
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* APCR can penetrate heavy tanks
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
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* Small calibre - little post-penetration damage
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* APC shell with explosive filler cannot reliably penetrate common tanks at this battle rating such as the T-34, M4 Sherman
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* Need to aim for important modules to deal more damage
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
''Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of this weapon. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(weapon-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.''
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''Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block "/History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Weapon-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>.''
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
 
* ''reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;''
 
* ''reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;''
 
* ''references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.''
 
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
* ''encyclopedia page on weapon;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the weapon;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  

Latest revision as of 20:48, 18 January 2022

Description

Built from experiences of the French front when used against tanks that pinged the KwK L/42 (50 mm) harmlessly off such as B1 bis made it clear to the German military that a newer and more powerful cannon was in order. Thus the long gun that had been thought of not fitting the turret well was fitted on the tank with good success and served the Germans well in the Eastern Front.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The KwK39 is best described as in lineage with the earlier KwK36 (37 mm) with not much damage per hit often requiring multiple shots to take out a tank, but with relatively good penetration and fast reload allowing for it to keep enemy modules offline if the first shot it gets off flies true.

Available ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
PzGr 39 APC 106 102 85 68 54 43
PzGr 40/1 APCR 130 121 90 62 43 29
PzGr 40 APCR 137 126 88 56 36 23
Sprgr. 38 HE 5 5 5 5 5 5
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
PzGr 39 APC 835 2.05 1.2 9.0 28.9 48° 63° 71°
PzGr 40/1 APCR 1,130 1.07 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
PzGr 40 APCR 1,180 0.9 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
Sprgr. 38 HE 870 1.82 0 0.1 170 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.

Usage in battles

Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fires at a high velocity, making sniping or shooting at moving targets easier
  • Really quick reload rate, allows for quick follow-up shots
  • APCR can penetrate heavy tanks

Cons:

  • Small calibre - little post-penetration damage
  • APC shell with explosive filler cannot reliably penetrate common tanks at this battle rating such as the T-34, M4 Sherman
  • Need to aim for important modules to deal more damage

History

Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the weapon;
  • other literature.


Germany tank cannons
20 mm  KwK30 · KwK38 · Rh202
28/20 mm  s.Pz.B.41
30 mm  MK 30-2/ABM
37 mm  KwK34(t) · KwK36 · KwK38(t) · PaK L/45
47 mm  Pak.(t)(Sf.)
50 mm  KwK39 · KwK L/42 · PaK38
57 mm  Bofors L/70 Mk.1
75 mm  K51 L/24 · KwK37 · KwK40 · KwK42 · KwK44 · KwK44 L/36.5 · PaK39 L48 · PaK40/3 L46 · PaK42 · StuK37 · StuK40
76 mm  PaK36 (r)
88 mm  Flak.37 · Flak 41 · KwK36 · KwK43 · PaK43
90 mm  BK90
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
  Foreign:
  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)
152 mm  M-10T (USSR) · XM150E5 (USA)