7,5 cm Pak 97/38 L/36 auf Pz. 740 (r)

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Generally well know for using and modifieing capturet equipment, this tank is no less. Better know as T 26, the Pz. 740 (r) was a batch of 10 vehicles, where the turrets were removed and replaced by an 7,5 cm Pak 97/38 L/36 in an open mount, to get more mobile anti tank guns into action. These where send to the 3. Kp. Pz. Jg. Abt. 563 in Oct. 1943, however duo to the obviouse drawbacks of both the hull and gun, it was also quite quickly taken out of service again and replaced by the Marder III, beeing a mere stop gap.

The 7,5 cm Pak 97/38 L/36 is a german modified french anti tank gun, equipped with a new Muzzlebrake and placed into the 5 cm Pak 38 L/60 mount (thats why its 97/38).
In game it would be a nice low Br SPG put infront of the Marder III and would boost the low ranks AT capability especially in an Uptier. This would also show the development and useage of newer and bigger mobile AT guns.

Dimensions:
Length: 4,55 m
Width: 2,32 m
Height: 2,30 m
Total weight, battle ready 9.6 tons

Crew (Presumably 4)

Engine: 4-cyl gas flat air cooled Armstrong-Siddeley, 90 bhp

Speed: 31 km/h

Armor 6 to 15 mm (0.24-0.59 in)
Gunshield: 2x by 25 mm spaced 4 mm plates

Track width 28 cm
Track link length 12.5 cm

Pictures:

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The Gun:
The 7,5 cm Pak 97/38 L/36
1,190 kg combat weight, -10° to 18° (or -8° to 25° i saw both) traverse, 60° horizontal traverse up to 14rpm fire rate (cince no armor it would be good)

Ammo would be:
7,5 cm K.Gr. Pz (p) Apcbc 6,8 kg 80 g Fp.02 und Np.10 (102,4g) 570 m/s and 91mm/10m penentration. (unlike popular believe it is not an older polish non capped designe, instead the exact same K.Gr. Rot Pz as allready found on the L/24 but with a new design of rotation band for fitting use in the french and polish 7,5 cm guns.)

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7,5 cm Gr. 38/97 Hl/B (f) Heat 4,57 kg 513 g H.5 (872,1g) 450 m/s 80mm/10m penetration
7,5 cm Gr. 38/97 Hl/C (f) Heat 4,8 kg 515 g H.5 (875,5 g) 450 m/s 100mm/10m penetration
7,5 cm Sprgr. 34 He 5,74kg 686 g Fp.02 5,74kg 686 g Fp.02 und Np.10 (878,08g TnTa) 550m/s

It could also recive an He round of 4 available (i didnt find the filler again) which are originally french
7,5 cm Sprgr. 233/1 (f) frz. 17 He 6,19 kg 577 m/s
7,5 cm Sprgr. 230/1 (f) frz. 1900 He 5,44 kg 545 m/s
7,5 cm Sprgr. 231/1 (f) frz. 15 He 5,44 kg 557 m/s
7,5 cm Sprgr. 236/1 (f) frz. 18 He 6,6 kg

Source:
Munition der Panzerjägerkanone 97/38
Beute-Kraftfahrzeuge und -Panzer der Deutschen Wehrmacht Walter J Spielberger
Коломиец Максим: Т-26 - Тяжелая судьба легкого танка, Эксмо, Москва

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Always wanted this to be added. +1

+1, seems like a fun glass cannon

It’s tiny, ugly and with a Soviet chassis.

+1 I want it

+1

Oh my God it’s so cursed I love it