OUTSTANDING German WW2 3.7cm PzGr for Pak and KWK 36, the head is in great condition with almost all of the original black paint intact. The red ink staps on the head are visible. The shell case is Bi-Metal which makes it mid-war, the base of the case is made out of steel, the body of the case is made out of brass, nice ink stamps present. THIS IS NOT A DUGUP great piece.
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The 3.7 cm KwK 36 L/45 (3.7 cm Kampfwagenkanone 36 L/45) was a German 3.7 cm cannon used primarily as the main armament of earlier variants of the German SdKfz.141 Panzerkampfwagen III medium tank. It was used during the Second World War.
It was essentially the 3.7 cm Pak 36 used as a tank gun
The Panzerkampfwagen III, commonly known as the Panzer III, was a medium tank developed in the 1930s by Germany, and was used extensively in World War II. The official German ordnance designation was Sd.Kfz. 141. It was intended to fight other armoured fighting vehicles and serve alongside and support similar Panzer IV which was originally designed for infantry support. However, as the Germans faced the formidable T-34, more powerful anti-tank guns were needed, and since the Panzer IV had more development potential with a larger turret ring, it was redesigned to mount the long-barrelled 7.5 cm KwK 40 gun. The Panzer III effectively swapped roles with the Panzer IV, as from 1942 the last version of Panzer III mounted the 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24 that was better suited for infantry support. Production of the Panzer III ceased in 1943. Nevertheless, the Panzer III's capable chassis provided hulls for the Sturmgeschütz III assault gun until the end of the war.