37mm M1937 TANKITÕRJEKAHUR

37mm M1937 TANKITÕRJEKAHUR
Image: 37mm Anti-Tank Gun (Overvalwagen Forum)
Year1937
Weapon TypeLight Anti-Tank Gun
Origin & DesignerGermany/Rheinmetall
Numbers Produced44
Crew5
Calibre37mm (37x257R)
Elevation-5° to +25°
Traverse60°
BreechHorizontal Sliding Block
RecoilHydrospring
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
CarriageSlit Trail
Trailers[@trailers]
Gun Shield4.4mm
Armoured Plate[@armoured_plate]
Barrel Length1.665m (L/50)
Overall Length[@length]
Width[@width]
Height[@height]
Weight507 kg (In Action)
Round Weight1.06 kg (AP) 1.07 kg (HE)
Muzzle Velocity628 m/s (AP) 590 m/s (HE)
Feed[@feed]
Magazine Capacity[@magazine_capacity]
Practical Rate of Fire[@practical_rate_of_fire]
Rate of Fire13 r.p.m.
Maximum Rate of Fire[@maximum_rate_of_fire]
Maximum Ceiling[@maximum_ceiling]
Maximum Ground Range[@maximum_ground_range]
Maximum Range5.500m
Armour Penetration29mm @ 500m @ 30°
Traction[@traction]
Variants[@variants]
NotesThe Estonian army adopted the 37mm Rheinmetall as their standard anti-tank gun. The military had seen how important it was to organise a strong anti-tank defense and after various trials they went for the Rheinmetall. They managed to purchase 44 of these guns between 1937 and 1938 and they differed from the version adopted by the German army by having a longer barrel. They were the main gun and issued to all of three anti-tank companies.