The PAK 43/41While the German Army was often at the forefront of technological development during World War II, one area where they lacked consistency was in antitank weapons. The Germans copied designs from the Swiss and even re-engineered captured Russian guns. The PAK 40, the mainstay of the German antitank arsenal throughout the war, packed enough punch with its 75mm shell to pierce most Allied tank armor, but the construction of the PAK 40 was much lighter and prone to breakdown. Enter the PAK 43/41. the PAK 43/41 had large hard rubber wheels, a structural steel carriage, double shield armor plating and a unique sliding breech clock that did not require much room for reloading.
|Placed By||U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 9:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316190 N 4452716|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20471667, -77.15973333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.283', W 77° 9.584'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 16.98" N, 77° 9' 35.04" W|
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