5 cm Pak 38

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The 5 cm Pak 38 (full name "5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 38") was a German anti-tank gun developed in 1938 by Rheinmetall and used during the Second World War. It is similar in outward appearance to its larger successor, the 7.5 cm Pak 40.


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5 cm Pak 38 anti-tank gun - 50x419mm R

Specifications

(1940–1945)

  • Type: Anti-Tank Gun
  • Caliber: 2 in (5 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 117.1 in (297.5 cm) (L/60)
  • Weight: 1800 lbs (816.5 kg)
  • Length: 187 in (475 cm)
  • Height: 41.3 in (105 cm)
  • Width: 72.8 in (185 cm)
  • Shell: 50x419mm R
  • Crew: 5
  • Elevation: -8° to +27°
  • Traverse: 65°
  • Rate of Fire: 13 rounds/min (practical)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 550 m/s (1,804 ft/s)
  • Effective Range: 1500 m (4921 ft)
  • Feed System: Single-shot



The 5 cm Pak 38 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
The Cranes are Flying 1957
The Battle of Neretva Tito´s partisans 1969
Stalingrad Karel Hermánek Hauptmann Musk 1993
German soldiers
Tali-Ihantala 1944 Finnish soldiers 2007
Fury German soldiers 2014
1944 Dutch SS soldiers 2015

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
Mare Nostrum Panzerabwehrkanone 38 2008
Call of Duty: WWII 2017



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