Fucile Anticarro Pesante Tedesco da 2.8 cm schwere Panzerbüchse sPzB 41

Fucile Anticarro Pesante Tedesco da 28 mm schwere Panzerbüchse sPzB 41

ESCI German Paratroopers con a 2.8 cm sPzB 41 taper-bore heavy anti-tank rifle. Il modello di Airfix of the sPzB 41 was included in the first issue figure sets of Fanteria Tedesca e German Afrikakorps which were upgraded e re-issued in the early 1970s. The taper-bore anti-tank rifles were not included in the re-issued figure sets. The small wheels are from an Airfix Spitfire fighter aircraft, but they are still too big for the airborne version of the sPzB 41.

The 2.8 cm Schwere Panzerbüchse 41 was based on the 20 mm Solothurn S.18/100 anti-tank rifle. The weapon had a tapering bore which reduced the soft metal jacket of the projectile from 28 mm to 20 mm. The tapering barrel construction resulted in a very high muzzle velocity, ed increased armour penetration which exceeded that of the 20 mm anti-tank rifle by about 300 percent. Despite its superb armour penetration characteristics, the 2.8 cm sPzB 41 was considered obsolete by 1942, when the Allies replaced their flimsy carri armati leggeri con better protected carro armato medio designs. Production of the sPzB 41 ceased in 1943, e remaining s.Panzerbüchse 41 anti-tank rifles were handed down to Italian army units fighting nel Nordafrica.

German Schützenpanzerwagen 250/11 light armoured personnel carriers were armed con the sPzB 41, ed a number of autoblindi leggeri Sd.Kfz. 221 had their mitragliatrice leggera replaced con the more potent taper-bore anti-tank rifle The esercito britannico used captured cannoni anticarro sPzB 41 nel Nordafrica, as long as sufficient ammunition for it could be found.

Modellini

  • 2,8 cm s.PzB 41, 1:6 Dragon D80032
  • 2,8 cm s.PzB 41, 1:16 cyberhobby 70514
  • 2,8 cm s.PzB 41 con JF8 Trailer e Horse, 1:35 Dragon
    • Photo-etched parts for s.PzB 41, 1:35 Eduard 3935903
  • Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz. 221 con 2,8 cm s.PzB 41, 1:35 Sovereign S2KV013
  • 2,8 cm s.PzB 41 con JF8 Trailer, 1:72 Attack Hobby Kits 72307
  • 2,8 cm s.PzB 41, 20 mm Raventhorpe
  • 2,8 cm s.PzB 41, 1:76 Airfix 01705 (German Infanterie, Series 1)
  • 2,8 cm s.PzB 41, 1:76 Airfix 01711 (Afrikakorps, Series 1)
  • 2,8 cm s.PzB 41, 1:76 Milicast G24

Caratteristiche Tecniche

  • Calibro: 28/20 mm
  • Lunghezza canna: L.86 (1714 mm)
  • Peso: 229 kg
  • Elevazione: -5° to +45°
  • Angolo di tiro: 70°
  • Cadenza di tiro: 30 shots al minuto
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1400 m/sec
  • Effective Range: 500 m
  • Perforazione della carrozza a 0-100 m:
    • 94 mm con A.P.S.V./A.P.S.B.
  • Crew: 3
  • Production: 1940–1943 (2,797 units)

Bibliografia

Utilizzo Storico

Carri Semoventi

  • Sd.Kfz. 221 leichter Panzerspähwagen mit s.Pz.B. 41
  • Sd.Kfz. 250/11 leichter Schützenpanzerwagen mit s.Pz.B. 41

Mounted on semicingolati corazzati leggeri ed autoblindi, the 2.8 cm Schwere Panzerbüchse 41 may come as an unpleasant surprise to giocatori wargame who easily confuse this weapon con the comparatively harmless cannone anticarro tedesco da 37 mm Pak 35/36.

Domande più frequenti

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