The team of the German PaK 35/36 anti-tank gun

The team of the German PaK 35/36 anti-tank gun

The team of the German PaK 35/36 light anti-tank gun of the caliber of 37 mm.

By the beginning of World War II, this gun was the standard anti-tank gun of the Wehrmacht. Although it was already insufficient armor, greater mobility and convenience for masking silhouette compensate for this deficiency. Soon the guns were designed for over-caliber shells cumulative drives the blow blank cartridge, which ensured the defeat of a sufficiently powerful armor. With the advent of tanks with anti-armor ammunition worth fighting gun fell to the ground. For example, in one of the reports stated that the team is 37-mm gun has achieved 23 hits in the same tank T-34, and only when the shell hit the base of the turret, the tank was put out of action. In the front parts of the Wehrmacht PaK 35/36 anti-tank gun received ironic name “door knocker”.

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