3.7 cm Pak 35/36

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The 3.7 cm Pak 35/36 (full name "3,7 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 35/36") was a German anti-tank gun developed in 1928 by Rheinmetall and used during the Second World War. It became progressively less effective as an anti-tank weapon as armor improved and was notoriously useless against the Soviet KV tanks, eventually acquiring the nickname Heeres Anklopf-Gerät ("Army device for knocking politely"). It was followed by its larger successor, the 5 cm Pak 38.


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3.7 cm Pak 35/36 anti-tank gun - 37×249 mm R

Specifications

(1928–1945)

  • Type: Anti-Tank Gun
  • Caliber: 1.5 in (3.7 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 65.4 in (166 cm) (L/45)
  • Weight: 721 lbs (327 kg)
  • Length: 133.9 in (340 cm)
  • Height: 46.1 in (117 cm)
  • Width: 65 in (165 cm)
  • Shell: 37×249mm R
  • Crew: 2
  • Elevation: -5° to +25°
  • Traverse: 60°
  • Rate of Fire: 13 rounds/min (practical)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 762 m/s (2,500 ft/s)
  • Effective Range: 300 m (984 ft)
  • Feed System: Single-shot



The 3.7 cm Pak 35/36 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
T-9 Submarine (Podvodnaya lodka T-9) Seen on German cargo ship 1943
The Secret Brigade (Konstantin Zaslonov) Seen in documentary footage 1949
The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part I German soldiers 1949
Downfall (Der Untergang) Abandoned 2004

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Band of Brothers German soldiers "Carentan" (Ep.3) 2001


Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood 2005



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