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(YouTube)   Video of the only functioning Pak-40 (a WWII German anti-tank gun) in the United States being fired. The gun weighs over 3,000 lbs and fires a projectile that's almost three inches across   ( youtube.com) divider line
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16198 clicks; posted to Video » on 13 Apr 2014 at 5:49 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»




Pak-40 German 75mm AT Gun Firing

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While we normally stick to small arms here, this beast of a gun was just way too impressive for me to not pay attention to. I was at a cannon and machine gun shoot just recently where some folks brought out what is (I believe) the only functional Pak-40 in the United States. And shot it.

The Pak-40 was the backbone of German antitank guns during WWII, and fired a 75mm AP shell out to an effective range of about a mile in a direct-fire role, with enough energy to defeat pretty much any Allied tank except the late-war Russian heavies. It was fairly light weight given its effectiveness, and makes one hell of a concussion when fired.

Thanks to the gun's owners for being awesome!


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