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German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

Article about: Here's something ordinance collectors know you don't find every day, a Pzgr 40 tungsten core armour piercing composite rigid round/shell. These projectiles were used in the 2 cm KwK 30 and 2

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    Default German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    Here's something ordinance collectors know you don't find every day, a Pzgr 40 tungsten core armour piercing composite rigid round/shell. These projectiles were used in the 2 cm KwK 30 and 2 cm KwK 38:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_cm_KwK_30

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40
    From wiki

    This turret was found on vehicles like the Panzer II and SdKfz 223, and was capable of piercing 40mm of armor at 100 meters. They were typically loaded in magazines of 10 rounds.

    The total weight of my example (missing the propellant and tracer load) is 8.15 oz.

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    The next two photos are of the tracer cartridge (emptied out on mine):

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40
    Last edited by avenger; 04-06-2016 at 02:21 AM.

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    Almost forgot to include the scans of diagrams etc. I found on the British ordinance forum. This should round out a good bit of information on these:

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

    German 20mm (2cm) Panzergranate 40

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    Awesome, would love one of these very cool looking little round, great info as well, thanks for posting it up

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    Yes its a rare one , you see quite a few of the 3.7cm ones about but not so many of these 2cm ones

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    Very interesting and informative post especially for the munitions guys!
    Thanks
    Mark

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    Neat as hell!
    I'd like to have one of those in my ammo collection to go with my other 13, 15 u. 20mm rounds.
    Sarge

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