Marder II tank destroyer with captured Soviet gun

Marder II tank destroyer with captured Soviet gun

German Marder II tank destroyer with captured Soviet gun (full name 7,62 cm PaK (r) auf PzKpfw ll Ausf D Marder II (SdKfz 132).

December 20, 1941 Alkett company received an order for the installation of captured Soviet divisional gun F-22 model in 1936 on the chassis of a light German tank PzKpfw ll Ausf D. Gun F-22 has been in large quantities seized by the Wehrmacht in the first weeks of the war against the Soviet Union and modernized German engineers: in particular, was introduced muzzle brake. For gun F-22 production of ammunition was established in Germany. 76-mm armor-piercing shell 39 Pzgr left the barrel of the gun at a speed of 740 m / s and at a distance of 1000 meters past the 82-mm armor.

Marder II also carried a German 75mm Pak 40 anti-tank guns.

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