German Pak 38- 50mm Anti Tank Gun- Replica
The 5 cm Pak 38 (L/60)(5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 38 (L/60)) was a German anti-tank gun of 50 mm calibre. It was developed in 1938 by Rheinmetall-Borsig AG as a successor to the 3.7 cm Pak 36, and was in turn followed by the 7.5 cm Pak 40.
The Pak 38 was first used by the German forces during the Second World War in April 1941. When the Germans faced Soviet tanks in 1941 during Operation Barbarossa, the Pak 38 was one of the few early guns capable of penetrating the 45 mm (1.8 in) sloped armor of the T-34’s hull at close range. The gun was also equipped with Panzergranate 40APCR shots with a hard tungsten core, in an attempt to penetrate the armor of the heavier KV-1 tank.
Although it was replaced by more powerful weapons, it remained a useful weapon and remained in service with the Wehrmacht until the end of the war.
This is our reproduction Pak 38 anti tank gun. Is is a faithful copy of an original and some original parts have been used in its construction. Is is fully functioning and fires a 5cm blank charge. We have several vehicles capable of towing the Pak 38 and we also have all the necessary accessories to accompany the gun. We have assembled this show reel to illustrate the function and sound of the Gun.