7.5/5.5 cm Pzgr. Patr. 41 (W): 7.5 cm Pak 41 Armor-Piercing Ammunition

7.5/5.5 cm Pzgr. Patr. 41 (W): 7.5 cm Pak 41 Armor-Piercing Ammunition

This round is designed for use in the 7.5/5.5 cm Pak 41 tapered bore antitank gun described on page 123 of this volume. It is an armor piercing tracer projectile of Gerlich design with the nomenclature 7.5 cm Pzgr. Patr. 41 (w).

The projectile consists of an outer case, a tungsten carbide core 1.16 inch in diameter, a screw head, a ballistic cap, and a tracer. It is fired from a regular cartridge consisting of cartridge case 6344, primer C/12n. A. St., an igniter of pyroxylin porous powder, and the propelling charge of diglycol tubular powder.

SPECIFICATIONS

Total weight of round        16.65 lb.
Total length of round        29.8 ins.
Weight of projectile        5.68 lb.
Weight of tungsten carbide core        2.01 lb.
Diameter of core        1.16 ins.
Weight of propellant charge        5.4 lb.

German: p. 306.2

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