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
Band of Brothers German soldiers "Carentan" (Ep.3) 2001
Downfall (Der Untergang) Abandoned 2004

Video Games

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



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