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7.62 cm Pak 36(r) — New Bronco Kit

Bronco Models has announced a new 1/35th scale kit of the German 7.62 cm Pak 36(r) antitank gun which was based on modified Russian guns captured in large quantities by the Germans.

CB35056 1/35 German 7.62 cm Pak 36(r) Anti-tank Gun:

1/35 German 7.62 cm Pak 36(r) Anti-tank Gun - Bronco Models CB35056

From the Catalog of Enemy Ordnance, U.S. Office of Chief of Ordnance, 1945:

7.62 cm Pak 36 (r): Antitank Gun (Ex-Russian)

The original 7.62 cm Pak 36, a Russian weapon, was captured by the Nazis and modified to increase the velocity. The built-up tube was rebored to seat a longer cartridge case, and a two-baffled muzzle brake added to cut down recoil energy. The breech mechanism is of the vertical sliding type, and the firing mechanism of the continuous pull type. The breech ring has been bored to seat a safety lock which holds the firing mechanism in a safe or firing position. A firing lever attached to the left side of the cradle enables the gunner to traverse as well as fire the piece. The elevating handwheel is generally situated on the right side of the cradle. Two puller type equilibrators located under the front of the cradle and attached to the rear by chains compensate for muzzle preponderance.

Captured Russian Gun: German 7.62 cm Pak 36(r) Anti-tank Gun

The carriage is of welded steel construction with synthetic filled pneumatic tires and split trails, which can be spread to an angle of 60° for firing. The hydropneumatic recoil system consists of two cylinders, one for recoil and the other for counterrecoil. This model is semi-automatic in operation.

Specifications:

Caliber         76.2 mm (3 ins.)
Weight (complete) 3,564 lb.
Length of gun (overall) 23 ft., 5 ins.
Length of tube 12 ft., 1 in.
Carriage Steel split trails with rubber tires
Breech mechanism Vertical sliding block
Firing mechanism Continuous pull
Recoil mechanism Hydropneumatic
Rifling 32 lands & grooves; R.H. twist
Elevation 72°
Depression -4°
Traverse 27° right; 30° left
M.V. 2430 f/s
Wt. of shell 16.7 lb.

Armor Penetration:

  Range       Thickness of armor in mm
  Yards           30°         Normal
P.B.   4.1 5.2
500   3.7 4.6
1,000   3.2 4.1
1,500   2.9 3.6
2,000   2.5 3.1
2,500   2.2 2.8

 

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