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Vehicle:Pak 38 50mm Anti Tank Gun

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Pak 38 50mm Anti Tank Gun
Image:vehicle_axis_pak38.png Health 300 Crew Size 3 Sight 45
Cost image:Manpower.png310 Crew Health 70 Detection 0/0
Time 43 Crew Cover Heavy
Hotkey: ? Population 3 Crew Target Type infantry Target Type towed_gun
Upkeep 5.376

   Pak 38 50mm Anti Tank Gun Veterancy



  • The PaK 38 has good penetration vs most vehicles, but it is not as effective vs. heavy tanks.
  • The PaK 38 has a powerful ambush bonus that is activated when it fires in camouflage.
  • A staggered formation of a pair of Pak 38s is capable of handling most armoured threats.


The 5 cm PaK 38 was a German anti-tank gun of 50 mm caliber. It was developed in 1938 by Rheinmetall-Borsig AG as a successor to the 37 mm PaK 36, and was in turn followed by the 75 mm PaK 40.

The PaK 38 was first used by the German forces in the Second World War on April 1941. When the Germans faced Soviet tanks in 1941 during Operation Barbarossa, the PaK 38 was one of the few early guns capable of effectively penetrating the 45 mm armor of the formidable T-34. Additionally, the gun was also equipped with Panzergranate 40 APCR shots featuring a tungsten core, in an attempt to penetrate the armor of the heavier KV-1 tank. Although it was replaced by more powerful weapons, it remained a potent and useful weapon and remained in service with the German infantry until the end of the war.

Built From

   Krieg Barracks


Doctrinal Abilities



Vehicle Abilities

   Vehicle Cover


   Pak38 Camouflage


Vehicle Weapons

   50mm Pak 38


   Luger Pistol