5 cm KwK 38
The 5 cm KwK 38 L/42 (5 cm Kampfwagenkanone 38 L/42) was a German
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 5 cm cannon used as the main armament of variants of the German SdKfz.141 Panzerkampfwagen III
Panzer III
Panzer III was the common name of a medium tank that was developed in the 1930s by Germany and was used extensively in World War II. The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen III translating as "armoured battle vehicle". It was intended to fight other armoured fighting vehicles and...

 medium tank
Medium tank
Medium tank was a classification of tanks; the medium being intermediate in size and weight and armament between heavy tanks and light tanks.The medium tank concept has been eclipsed by the main battle tank.-History:...

. It was used in vehicles that saw action in the Second World War. There were no towed anti-tank gun for this variant.


  • PzGr (Armour Piercing)
  • PzGr. 39 (Armour Piercing Capped Ballistic Cap)
  • PzGr. 40 (Armour Piercing Composite Rigid)

Vehicles mounted on

  • Panzerkampfwagen III (Sd. Kfz. 141) - Ausf. F to J (serial production), several earlier models were re-equipped with this gun.
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