New for Bolt Action, German Heer PaK 38 anti-tank gun (1939-42)

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Apr 4th, 2014
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Warlord Games knows it’s always an arms race between offense and defense. So when the Allies get a new tank, the Axis gets a new anti-tank gun.

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From the release:

Adding anti-tank firepower to German armies we have the PaK 38 50mm anti-tank gun.

Even as the newly produced 3.7cm Pak 35/36 was being delivered to the German Army it was realised that something more powerful was likely to be necessary soon, and work on a 5 cm anti-tank gun was well advanced by the time fighting broke out in September 1939. The result was the Pak 38, a 5 cm weapon that first reached the front line in the summer of 1940 – too late to participate in the overrunning of France and the Low Countries. Its first test was to be in the invasion of the Soviet Union the following year, and it proved to be a very good weapon, although in time it too would become outdated as tanks with ever thicker armour appeared. Nevertheless it served for the rest of the war and was made in large numbers

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