March 11, 2016

2.8 cm schwere Panzerbüchse 41 auf leichter Feldlafette

Panzerbüchse 41 was a light anti-tank gun. It weighted 505 lbs. It could fire armor piercing or fragmentation shells. It was used mainly by light infantry units. It was also mounted on several vehicles. Its effective range was 500 m. It was served by a crew of 3.

Panzerbüchse 41

Paratroopers on Gran Sasso mountain, central Italy
2. Paratroopers on Gran Sasso mountain in central Italy on September 12, 1943.

2.8 cm shells
3. 2.8 cm shells: 1. Armor-piercing, 2. Fragmentation.

A Panzerbüchse 41 mounted on an Sd.Kfz. 250/11
4. A Panzerbüchse 41 gun mounted on an Sd.Kfz. 250/11 half-track. The half-track belongs 
to the "Grossdeutschland" Division. The action takes place on September 23, 1943 in Soviet Union.

Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-258-1312-36/Micheljack/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-567-1503B-09/Toni Schneiders/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
3. BVV at ru.wikipedia, GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-732-0111-15A/Bauer/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons