HEAT Shells for Captured Guns

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HEAT Shells for Captured Guns

Post by Bob_Mackenzie » 19 Jun 2004 10:28

Gents

I know that the Germans started to make their own HE ammo for captured 122mm & 152mm Russian artillery. I presume they also made it for the various 76mm guns they captured (I know they re-chambered some to fit 75mm ammo - but many remained in their original calibre)

They also made ammo for the Czech guns

Does anyone know if they made HEAT shells for the captured guns? The Finns had HEAT for the 114mm gun on their BT-42 (which was a captured British weapon) and they claim that was supplied for by the Germans. So if the Germans went to the effort of making a HEAT shell for such a minor weapon it seems to me that its likely they did for the other guns as well

Cheers

Bob

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Post by Tony Williams » 20 Jun 2004 08:18

The 7.5cm PaK 97/38 consisted of the French 75mm gun on a 5cm PaK carriage. It was issued with German-made HEAT shells (almost identical to the FK 38 they made for German guns of the calibre, but with a different driving band).

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