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The Alqatat Gunsmiths 50mm Gun was a tank gun and anti-tank gun used by the Armies of the Five Deserts from its introduction in 1934 until 1948.

Design

Service History

Comparison of different main versions

Mark 1934 AT-Gun Mark 1934 Tank Gun Mark 1940 Tank Gun
Role AT-Gun Tank Gun Tank Gun
Calibres 60 42 60
Muzzle Velocity 550-1,130 m/s 685-1,050 m/s 835-1,180 m/s
Range 2,700 m
Armour penetaration at 1,000 m with Armour Piercing Shells 60 mm 36 mm 44 mm
Armour penetaration at 1,000 m with Armour Piercing, Ballistic Capped Shells 62 mm 42 mm 38 mm
Armour penetaration at 1,000 m with Armour Piercing, Ballistic Capped Rigid Shells 72 mm 40 mm

OOC-Trivia

  • Based on the German PaK 38 and derivatives.
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