Previous reference to this gun (commonly known as the 4.2-cm Pak 41) was reported
in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 37, p. 4, as
well as in issues
No. 19, p. 5;
No. 17, p. 12 and
No. 7, p. 3.
The development of German antitank guns has been characterized by a
succession of types involving improved versions of earlier models. All this has
been coincident with an equivalent development of armor-piercing ammunition.
The latest information on some of the characteristics of the 4.2-cm Pak 41 AT gun
gives the muzzle velocity as 4,580 f/s and not 4,100 f/s as indicated
in Tactical and Technical Trends No. 37, p. 5.
It appears that the mount for the 4.2-cm Pak 41, although similar to the
German 37-mm antitank mount differs in several particulars, noticeably the shape
and appearance of the shield.
Earlier specimens of this gun were equipped with a muzzle brake which
served further to identify it.