Everipedia Logo
Everipedia is now IQ.wiki - Join the IQ Brainlist and our Discord for early access to editing on the new platform and to participate in the beta testing.
4,7cm KPÚV vz. 38

4,7cm KPÚV vz. 38

The 4,7 cm KPÚV vz. 38 (Czech: kanón proti útočné vozbě vzor 38) was an anti-tank gun produced by the Škoda Works that saw service in World War II. Originally designed for the Czechoslovak Army, some were also sold to Yugoslavia. A number were appropriated by the Germans after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939 and used under the designations 4.7 cm PaK (t) or PaK 38(t). The Germans continued production and mounted the PaK 38(t) on the Panzerkampfwagen I chassis as the Panzerjäger I tank destroyer. A similar attempt to mount it on the chassis of captured Renault R-35 tanks was less successful.[2]

The barrel had the unique feature of being able to swing 180° so that the barrel laid flat over the trails for transport and the outer part of the trails could be also folded inward to reduce its size. The gun had a small gun shield and wooden-spoked wheels. Although rather elderly-looking, its performance was superior to most contemporary designs at the time and the gun was armed with both AP rounds and HE rounds for infantry support.

4,7cm KPÚV vz. 38
TypeAnti-tank gun
Place of originCzechoslovakia
Service history
Used byCzechoslovakia
Nazi Germany
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
WarsWorld War II
Production history
ManufacturerŠkoda Works
Mass590 kg (1,300 lbs)
Barrel length2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) L/43
Diameter4.7 cm

ShellFixed QF 47×405 mm. R
Shell weight1.6 kg (3 lb 8 oz)[1]
Caliber47 mm (1.85 in)
CarriageSplit trail
Elevation-8° to +26°
Muzzle velocity775 m/s (2,542 ft/s)
Maximum firing range4,000 m (4,375 yds)


Armor penetration table[3]
RangeContact angle 30°
100 m (110 yd)87 mm (3.4 in)
500 m (550 yd)69 mm (2.7 in)
1,000 m (1,100 yd)52 mm (2.0 in)
1,500 m (1,600 yd)39 mm (1.5 in)


Citation Link//www.worldcat.org/oclc/1299755Chamberlain, Peter (1974). Anti-tank weapons. Gander, Terry. New York: Arco Pub. Co. p. 5. ISBN 0668036079. OCLC 1299755.
Sep 19, 2019, 3:06 PM
Citation Linkopenlibrary.orgJentz, pp. 62–63
Sep 19, 2019, 3:06 PM
Citation Link//www.worldcat.org/oclc/71143143Bird, Lorrin; Lingston, Robert (2001). World War II Ballistics: Armor and Gunnery. Albany, NY USA: Overmatch Press. p. 61. OCLC 71143143.
Sep 19, 2019, 3:06 PM
Citation Linkwww.worldcat.orgAnti-tank weapons
Sep 19, 2019, 3:06 PM
Citation Linkwww.worldcat.org1299755
Sep 19, 2019, 3:06 PM
Citation Linkwww.worldcat.org71143143
Sep 19, 2019, 3:06 PM
Citation Linken.wikipedia.orgThe original version of this page is from Wikipedia, you can edit the page right here on Everipedia.Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.Additional terms may apply.See everipedia.org/everipedia-termsfor further details.Images/media credited individually (click the icon for details).
Sep 19, 2019, 3:06 PM