AC 37 anti-tank gun

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AC 37
AC37.jpg
A 37mm gun of Ouvrage Simserhof
TypeAnti-tank
Place of originFrance
Service history
In service1930s
Used byFrance
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerAteliers de Puteaux
Specifications
Caliber37 mm (1.45 in)
BarrelsSingle
Rate of fire20 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity850 metres per second (2,800 ft/s)

The AC 37 was a French anti-tank gun of 37mm caliber, developed by the Ateliers de Puteaux. It was principally used in the ouvrages and casemates of the Maginot Line in the late 1930s. It was frequently paired with a model JM twin machine gun.[1]

The AC 37 was superseded by the AC 47 anti-tank gun.

Characteristics[edit]

  • Length of tube : 1.97 m (6.46 ft)
  • Rifling: 16, right-handed
  • Penetration at 1000m : 30 to 40 mm

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Lierop, Marcel (2010). "37mm anti-tank gun model 1934". The Maginot Line. Retrieved 19 October 2017.