Price: 26,25 EUR Ref: AFVC-35071 Manufacturer: Afv Family: AFV 1/35 Approximate weight: 0.35 kg - 0.77 lb Description: German Pak 40 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun
Development of the PaK 40 began in 1939 with development contracts being placed with Krupp and Rheinmetall to develop a 7.5 cm anti-tank gun. Priority of the project was initially low, but Operation Barbarossa in 1941 and the appearance of heavily armoured Russian tanks like the KV-1, increased the priority. The first guns were delivered in November 1941. By 1943 PaK 40 formed the bulk of the German anti-tank artillery.