|5cm PaK38 gun (GE510)|
Issue to the German Army in April 1941, the 5cm PaK38 was the successor of the 3.7cm PaK36 anti-tank gun. Developed in the late 1930s by Rheinmetall-Borsig, the Pak38 soon proved its worth during Operation Barbarossa as it was one of only a handful of waepons that could effectively penetrate the armour of the Soviet T-34.
|Mounted on a split trail, the gun was usually towed by half-track but was light enough to be manhandled into position with the aid of a third wheel fitted to the spade piece of the trail. Fitted with a gun shield to provide protection for the crew, the gun was capable of firing both Armour Piercing and High Explosive rounds.|
|In Flames Of War|
Every infantry regiment has a company of anti-tank guns in order to deal with enemy tanks in the absence of the Panzers.
The PaK38 has a range of 24”/60cm, ROF 3, Anti-tank 9 with a 4+ Firepower.