Hungarian AT guns

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Mait
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Post by Mait » 31 Jul 2002 20:31

Milan, can You give some data about AT guns used by Hungarian Army?

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Mait.

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Post by Milan Szekelyhidi » 01 Aug 2002 21:16

Mait wrote:Milan, can You give some data about AT guns used by Hungarian Army?


Any Hungarian AT guns.

36M 37mm AT gun (German type 35/36M)
Establish: 1937
Weight: 357 kg
Shot muzzle velocity: 785 m/s
High range limit: -8° - +25°
Side range limit: 29° -29°
Armour penetrating force: 37/18 mm on 100/1000 m
Fire speed: 18-20 firing/min

40M 40mm AT gun
Establish: 1940
Made in 1940-44: 822 piece
Weight: 497 kg
Shot muzzle velocity: 824 m/s
High range limit: -8° - +25°
Side range limit: 27° -29°
Armour penetrating force: 46/30 mm on 100/1000 m
Fire speed: 20-25 firing/min

36M 47mm Belgian AT gun (for German)
Establish: 1942
In 1942: 245 piece to 2. Hungarian army
Weight: 500 kg
Shot muzzle velocity: 667 m/s
High range limit: 360°
Armour penetrating force: 47/41 mm on 300/700 m
Fire speed: 20-25 firing/min

38M 50mm AT gun
Establish: 1942
In 1942: 54 piece to 2. Hungarian army
Weight: 930 kg
Shot muzzle velocity: 835 m/s
High range limit: -8° - +27°
Side range limit: 65°
Armour penetrating force: 67/43 mm on 100/1000 m
Fire speed: 20-22 firing/min

40M 75mm AT gun (German)
Establish: 1942
In 1942-43: 6 piece to 2. Hungarian army
In 1944: lots of
Weight: 1190 kg
Shot muzzle velocity: 792 m/s
High range limit: -5° - +22°
Side range limit: 65°
Armour penetrating force: 132 mm on 500 m

Milan
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Post by Mait » 03 Aug 2002 11:49

Milan,

when did the Hungarians receive the first Panzerfausts from Germany?
And were any tank-rifles used by Hungarians?

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Mait.

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Post by Csaba Becze » 03 Aug 2002 12:26

Mait,

The Belgian war booty 47 mm anti-tank guns were very bad (the Hungarians had't enough anti-tank ammo for this guns; a lot of guns hadn't sights - the Germans gave the Hungarians the waste of their dumps as a help).

The Hungarians got in 1944 at first the Panzerfausts. The Panzerschreck was used by Hungarian troops too (it was produced in Hungary too).

The Hungarian troops used the Solothurn 20 mm guns as "anti-tank rifle", but it's performance was not enough against the Soviet tanks (BTW the Soviet 14,5 mm AT rifles had better penetrating skills, but the Solothurn semi automathic gun wasn't a classsical AT rifle, like the Soviet types)

Csaba

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