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How much does a 128mm shell weigh?

How much does a 128mm shell weigh?

The German Army came upon the Soviet 122 mm field guns and issued a requirement for a similar weapon. Development initially concentrated on a field gun known as the Kanone K 44….

12.8 cm Pak 44
Shell Semi-fixed 128x869mmR
Shell weight 28 kg (62 lb) (HE) 28.3 kg (62 lb) (AP)
Caliber 128 millimetres (5.0 in)

What is the biggest flak gun?

Although it was not produced in great numbers, it was reportedly one of the most effective heavy AA guns of its era….

12.8 cm Flak 40
Mass 17,000 kg (37,478 lbs)
Length 7.835 m (25 ft 8 in)
Barrel length 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in) 61 calibers
Shell 128 x 958mm R

Who made the 88mm gun?

Krupp
8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41

8.8 cm Flak 18-36
Designed 1928
Manufacturer Krupp, Rheinmetall
Unit cost 33,600 RM
Produced 1933–1945

Can A L / 55 Pak 44 survive a 128mm shell?

And that was “just” the L/55 PaK 44. The uparmored Churchill could survive the 128mm impact, but the kinetic energy of the shells is massive. During post-war tests, when hit by a 128mm Jagdtiger shell, this Churchill’s turret was ripped off: There are two conclusions from that I want to bring to your attention, before we continue.

What kind of damage did a 128mm gun do?

The damage the 128mm gun could inflict was monstrous. There were accounts of Shermans literally ripped to two pieces by a Jagdtiger shell and the Americans had nothing, that could survive such an impact. And that was “just” the L/55 PaK 44.

How big is a Pak 44 heavy charge?

With the heavy charge, and using the PzGr.43 projectile, the Pak 44 was capable of penetrating 230 millimetres (9.1 in) of 30 degree sloped armour at 1000 metres, 200 millimetres (7.9 in) at 2,000 metres (2,200 yd), and 173 millimetres (6.8 in) at 3,000 metres (3,300 yd) range.

Why was the 128 mm anti tank gun made?

The choice of a 128 mm calibre anti-tank gun was made because of the availability of tooling due to the use of this calibre for naval weapons. The design contracts were awarded to Rheinmetall Borsig and Krupp. The first prototype guns were delivered for testing in late 1943.