28mm Panzerbüchse

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28mm Panzerbüchse

Post by Rasputin17 » 21 Mar 2002 17:46

Hi everybody

I was wondering if any of you got info on the German 28mm ATR. I have never seen any data on it. How were these guns employed ? How much armour can they penetrate ?
I'd be glad if you'd come along with some info.



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Post by Erik E » 21 Mar 2002 17:58

Upon firing, the tapered bore of the Panzerbüchse 41 squeezed the shell down from its original diameter of 28 mm to only 20 mm, resulting in a velocity of 4,600 feet per second. This was the highest velocity in WW2 by a margin of 1,500 feet per second. The Panzerbüchse 41 had a maximum penetration of 94 mm at 100 metres. The weapon was small and lightweight, making it ideal for Fallschirmjäger operations.


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