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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
''Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Make an air or ground vehicles list on which this weapon is installed in our game.''
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''Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.''
  
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_V_ausf_a_panther|short}}
* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_V_ausf_a_panther}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_V_ausf_d_panther|short}}
* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_V_ausf_d_panther}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_V_ausf_g_panther|short}}
* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_V_ausf_g_panther}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_V_ersatz_m10|short}}
* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_V_ersatz_m10}}
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* {{Specs-Link|ussr_pzkpfw_V|short}}
* {{Specs-Link|ussr_pzkpfw_V}}
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* {{Specs-Link|fr_pzkpfw_V_panther_dauphine|short}}
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
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Low drop low filler long reload cannon allowing for easier long shots.
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This gun has a high muzzle velocity but relatively low projectile mass, which along with a long reload makes it more suited to long range engagements.
  
=== Available shells ===
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=== Available ammunition ===
''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).''
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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" | 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 39/42 || APCBC || 191 || 188 || 173 || 156 || 140 || 126
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|-
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| PzGr 40/42 || APCR || 227 || 224 || 204 || 182 || 162 || 145
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|-
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| Sprgr. 42 || HE || 11 || 11 || 11 || 11 || 11 || 11
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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" | 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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! rowspan="2" | Normalisation at 30°<br>from horizontal
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
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|-
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| PzGr 39/42 || APCBC || 935 || 6.8 || 1.2 || 14.0 || 28.9 || +4.0° || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| PzGr 40/42 || APCR || 1,120 || 4.75 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +1.5° || 66° || 70° || 72°
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| Sprgr. 42 || HE || 700 || 5.74 || 0.1 || 0.5 || 725 || 0.0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
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* [[M1 (76 mm)]]
 
* [[M1 (76 mm)]]
 
* [[Ordnance QF 17-pounder (76 mm)]]
 
* [[Ordnance QF 17-pounder (76 mm)]]
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== 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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''Summarise 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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== History ==
 
== History ==
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Made as a weapon to arm the new panther tanks as the KwK 40 was seen as insufficient to deal with the new generation of Soviet tanks. Shells between these guns were near-identical allowing for easier manufacturing with the only difference being the larger driving band. Of note should be that the PaK 42 is also a tank gun rather than a towed gun as the name would designate it wich may or may not have been manufactured.  
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With the development of the new Panther tanks, a new gun (the KwK 42) also had to be designed, as the KwK 40 was seen as insufficient to deal with the new generation of Soviet tanks. Shells between these guns were near-identical allowing for easier manufacturing with the only difference being the larger driving band. Of note should be that the PaK 42 is also a tank gun rather than a towed gun as the name would designate it which may or may not have been manufactured.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== 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.''
 
* ''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.''
  
 
{{Germany tank cannons}}
 
{{Germany tank cannons}}
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{{USSR tank cannons}}
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{{France tank cannons}}
  
 
[[Category:Tank cannons]]
 
[[Category:Tank cannons]]

Revision as of 18:53, 19 September 2019

Description

Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

This gun has a high muzzle velocity but relatively low projectile mass, which along with a long reload makes it more suited to long range engagements.

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 39/42 APCBC 191 188 173 156 140 126
PzGr 40/42 APCR 227 224 204 182 162 145
Sprgr. 42 HE 11 11 11 11 11 11
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
PzGr 39/42 APCBC 935 6.8 1.2 14.0 28.9 +4.0° 48° 63° 71°
PzGr 40/42 APCR 1,120 4.75 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°
Sprgr. 42 HE 700 5.74 0.1 0.5 725 0.0° 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

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

Summarise and briefly evaluate the weaponry in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark pros and cons as a list.

Pros:

  • High velocity
  • High accuracy

Cons:

  • Low explosive filler
  • Long reload

History

With the development of the new Panther tanks, a new gun (the KwK 42) also had to be designed, as the KwK 40 was seen as insufficient to deal with the new generation of Soviet tanks. Shells between these guns were near-identical allowing for easier manufacturing with the only difference being the larger driving band. Of note should be that the PaK 42 is also a tank gun rather than a towed gun as the name would designate it which may or may not have been manufactured.

Media

An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as 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
37 mm  KwK34(t) · KwK36 · KwK38(t)
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  FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · StuH42
120 mm  Rheinmetall L44
128 mm  K.40 · KwK44 · PaK44
150 mm  s.I.G.33 · Stu.H 43 L/12
  Foreign:
73 mm  2A28 (USSR)
75 mm  M3 (USA)
76 mm  F-32 (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M32 (USA)
90 mm  M41 (USA)

USSR tank cannons
20 mm  TNSh
30 mm  2A42 · 2A72
45 mm  20-K
57 mm  Ch-51M · ZIS-2 · ZIS-4 · ZIS-4M
73 mm  2A28
76 mm  1902/30 · D-56TS · F-32 · F-34 · F-96 · KT-28 · L-10 · L-11 · ZIS-3 · ZIS-5
85 mm  D-5S · D-5T · D-58 · D-70 · F-30 · ZIS-S-53
100 mm  2A48 · 2A70 · D-10S · D-10T · D-10T2S · D-50 · LB-1
107 mm  ZIS-6
115 mm  U-5TS
122 mm  A-19 · D-25-44T · D-25S · D-25T · D-30T · D-49 · M-30 · M-62-T2S
125 mm  2A26 · 2A46M · 2A46M-1
130 mm  B-13 · C-70 · M-65
152 mm  M-10T · M-64 · M-69 · ML-20S
  Foreign:
50 mm  KwK L/42 (Germany)
75 mm  KwK42 (Germany)
76 mm  M1 (USA)
85 mm  Type-62-85-TC (China)

France tank cannons
20 mm  20F2
25 mm  SA34 L/72
37 mm  SA18 L/21 · SA38 L/33
47 mm  SA34 L/30 · SA35 L/32
75 mm  APX · SA35 L/17 · SA44 · SA49 · SA50 L/57
90 mm  CN90 F3 · DEFA F1 · SA45
100 mm  SA47 L/58
105 mm  CN-105-F1 · Modele F2
120 mm  GIAT CN120-25 G1 · GIAT CN120-26 F1 · SA46
142 mm  ACRA
155 mm  L'Obusier de 155 Modèle 1950
  Foreign:
15 mm  MG 151 (Germany)
20 mm  MG 151 (Germany)
37 mm  M6 (USA)
40 mm  QF 2-pounder (Britain)
75 mm  KwK42 (Germany) · M3 (USA)
76 mm  M7 (USA)
105 mm  M4 (USA)