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PaK 40

13.0k Zippy6  3 months ago
Auto Credit Based on shipster's Anti-Tank Challenge 2.0

75mm PaK 40

Historical Background


The German Wehrmacht always made it a point to stay ahead of its opponents when It came to who had the most advanced weapons. Initially the 3.7cm Pak 36 had proved itself as a capable weapon during the Spanish Civil War. And when the going got just a little bit tougher, Rheinmetall-Borsig rolled out the 5cm PaK 38 in 1939. But when Germany became aware of new soviet armor including the T-34 and KV-1it was obvious that the PaK 38 was not going to cut it. Rheinmetall initially just wanted to put a longer barrel on the PaK 38, but lightweight materials used throughout were selected for use by the Luftwaffe. Thus the PaK (Short for PanzerAbwehrKanone) 40 was made of much heavier steel parts. This weight became its most serious drawback. Tipping the scales at more than 1,400 kilos (more than 3,000lbs) the Pak 40 was much harder to manuver into position unlike the smaller Pak 36 and 38 without the aid of vehicles. This also lead to many guns being simply overrun by the enemy when on the defensive. Many quick modifications were made to reduce this weight penalty such as mounting it on vehicle platforms like the RSO tractor or tank chassis like for the Marder series, StuG series, and others. The Pak 40 also found life as KwK 40 tank gun as used in some of the later versions of the Panzer IV and as aircraft armament like on the Henschel HS 129 or the Heinkel He 177. Performance overall was very good otherwise. The Pak 40 could throw a 15 pound APCBC shell projectile at over 790m/s to penetrate 130mm of armor sloped at 90 degrees. Effective range could be as far as 1.8km. Indirect fire was possible, but not widely used due to the relatively small amount of explosive filler that could be put in a 75mm shell. Typical cerw compliment of about 5 men could fire up to 14 round a minute thanks to the Semi-automatic breech opening. In a pinch it could even be manned by a single soldier.

Controls


FireGuns = Bang.
LandingGear = switch between Travel mode and Firing mode.
Activate1 = Open breech.
Activate2 = rotate gun in place. Rotate with YAW
TRIM = Gun elevation.
VTOL = Gun traverse.
Camera1 = Scope view.

Gallery


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Firing Position

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Travel position

Opening breech
Opening breech

Reticle
Realistic Reticle

Special Features

Pretty Close to 1:1. My last build I started using old replica technique.

1:1 ammunition for scale.

Functioning recoil.

Opening Breech.

Realistic Reticle.

Functioning sliding armor plate

Notes


Once Ag2 is active it may still be difficult to turn depending what terrain you are on.

Wheels are not functional. does not roll at all. Towing not really advised.

Zoom Mod might be pretty cool to use.

Originally started to build this for ChiyomiAnzai's Anti Tank challenge that was abandoned and picked up by Shipster. Would've posted when due but work said "Lol no".

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Anti-Tank Challenge 2.0
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 13.3ft (4.1m)
  • Length 18.4ft (5.6m)
  • Height 5.9ft (1.8m)
  • Empty Weight 3,466lbs (1,572kg)
  • Loaded Weight 3,466lbs (1,572kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 10,306.3lbs/ft2 (50,320.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.3ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 2798

Parts

  • Number of Parts 432
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    Bf5 nerds look at this and see pain and the trash tank system but great build

    2 months ago
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    I love the attention to detail, great work

    3 months ago
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    2,308 Syabil

    @Zippy6 can you make a Pak 44

    3 months ago
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    8,781 Noname918181

    For some reason I thought it was a great idea to use it as FLAK

    3 months ago
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    2,471 ProjectTank

    Might as well mount it on the Sd.kfz 234 chassis!

    3 months ago
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    13.0k Zippy6

    @ThatAircraftCompany ok

    3 months ago
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    If I tag you in an unlisted build could I get some help taking parts from this and putting them onto a mobile platform

    3 months ago
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    I probably will need help. All I have is a hull,@Zippy6

    3 months ago
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    13.0k Zippy6

    @GeneralOliverVonBismarck sure. Be sure to tag me when done. Also i am willing to lend a hand if need be.

    3 months ago
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    Can I use this on a tank chassis for a fictional TD @Zippy6

    3 months ago
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    make a Cannone da 47/32.

    3 months ago
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    I genuinely thought this was a mod, it's so realistic.

    +1 3 months ago
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    13.0k Zippy6

    @shipster yeah I was goin to to submit it, but job called me in last minute before I could finish the desc.

    3 months ago
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    8,564 shipster

    You missed the deadline, but I don’t care, this is very well made!!

    +1 3 months ago
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    8,564 shipster

    Btw you won by a long shot 😂

    3 months ago
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    8,564 shipster

    Very well done!

    3 months ago
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    13.0k Zippy6

    @RailfanEthan blocked and reported.

    +1 3 months ago
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    98.6k RailfanEthan

    i guess you could say it paks a punch

    +3 3 months ago
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    all that extra weight can be useful for dumping recoil into the ground but then you could negate the same recoil by designing effective recoil dampening methods.

    +1 3 months ago
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    4,470 MaxB17

    No way man, I was about making a Pak 36 now ^^

    +1 3 months ago
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    5,890 toxicgamer88

    This is really compakt

    +3 3 months ago