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5 cm Kampfwagenkanone 39 L/60
5 cm Kwk 39 L/60
5 cm Kwk 39
General Historical Information
Place of origin: Germany
Category: (Anti-)tank gun
Used by:

Germany

Debut in FHSW: v0.42 (Map Tweak Pack)

v0.5 (Official)

Passengers: 1
Calibre: 5 cm
Ammunition: HEAT
Traverse: 360°
Mobile: No
Used by vehicles / ships: - VK 16.02 "Leopard"
- Pzkpfw III Ausf. J¹
- Pzkpfw III Ausf. L
- Pzkpfw III Ausf. M
- Pz.Sfl. Ic
- Sd.Kfz. 234 "Puma"
- P.1000 "Ratte")
Specially designed bunker: Yes
Position 1: Gunner
Historical Picture
Kwk39real


The successor to the 5 cm Kwk 38, the 5 cm Kampfwagenkanone 39 L/60, or 5 cm KwK 39 L/60, was a German 50mm tank gun. Used on tanks such like the Pzkpfw III Ausf , L and M, on the Panzerselbstfahrlafette Ic and the Sd.Kfz. 234 "Puma", this gun was also used as anti tank gun. It was developed as a variant of the towed gun 5 cm Pak 38. This gun proved successful in North Africa against British cruiser tanks and light American M3 Stuart tanks. However, it was not sufficient against Soviet T-34 and KV-1 tanks. The gun is more powerful than its predecessor. Velocity of 835 m/s againts 685 m/s with the PanzerGranate and Panzergranate 39, or 1080 m/s againts 1050 m/s with the Panzergranate 40.

The gun ingame is - so far we know - used in a special built bunker in the map Sand Storm.

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