I'm curious if you can confirm that the Pzgr.42 was actually for the KwK39 and not just a round for Flak-41?critical mass wrote: ↑24 May 2021 09:19
From what I read in the sources, the Pzgr.42 was provided when the 50mm KWK39 was relegated to secondary use. It saw eventually service as AP-ammunition for the feww 50mm FLAK41 guns. It may also have seen service in Spähpanzer, but I am not certain in regard to the latter. I cannot comment on whether or not it saw service in PAK39 but I doubt it.
Its a round I've only heard just mentioned in passing once or twice before. Since the 50mm guns were sometimes forced into service much later than when they should have been withdrawn I have always wondered why they didn't try their best to stretch them, so to speak, but perhaps this was such an attempt?
Somewhere else on here I think somebody showed where production of almost all tungsten ammunition was dropped on a certain date with the exception of the 50mm rounds, just so that the 50mm Pak guns could still be of some use?