Question regarding AP-40

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Question regarding AP-40

Post by Rommel8 » 04 May 2004 21:16

Hey all

I was wondering about the following:

1) In what numbers was AP40 available during the Battle of France?
- Numbers during Fall Gelb
- Numbers during Fall Rot

2) To which guns was it available? and in what quantity?

Thanks,

-Rom

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Post by Christoph Awender » 04 May 2004 21:50

What is an AP-40 please?

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Post by AdolfDettmer » 04 May 2004 21:55

AP-40 is a type of Panzer Ammunition...

I believe.. Panzergrenate-40(t) It had a tungsten core.. Very effective...

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Post by Rommel8 » 04 May 2004 22:04

AdolfDettmer wrote:AP-40 is a type of Panzer Ammunition...

I believe.. Panzergrenate-40(t) It had a tungsten core.. Very effective...

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Indeed I am Mr.Dettmer

Christoph -

Sorry, I should have said Panzergrante 40. The ammunition with Tungsten core

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Post by Tony Williams » 05 May 2004 07:12

I recall once reading that some Pzgr.40 rounds were available in France for the 3,7 cm PaK. Not many though, I think.

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Re: Question regarding AP-40

Post by cbo » 05 May 2004 13:48

Rommel8 wrote:Hey all

I was wondering about the following:

1) In what numbers was AP40 available during the Battle of France?
- Numbers during Fall Gelb
- Numbers during Fall Rot

2) To which guns was it available? and in what quantity?

Thanks,

-Rom


Panzergranate 40 became available during the battle for France. One anti-tank battalion recieved them in June 1940 were they were flown directly to the unit. Reports from armoured units dealing with the fighting in May 1940 does not appear to mention them while they are mentioned when dealing with the fighting in June 1940 and referred to as "the new Panzergrante 40".

The only guns available at the time that could fire the PzGr 40 would be the 3.7cm PaK and KwK and the 2cm KwK and FlaK, but my references only mention the 3,7cm

I've only seen production and expenditure data for 1941 onwards, even though production of the 3.7cm PzGr 40 allegedly started in "the spring of 1940". That could of course be taken to mean May. In any case, given that the PzGr. 40 was a new round, the numbers available was likely very few during the French campaign and none were probably available prior to June 5th 1940 (a.k.a. Fall Rot).

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