Germany – 7.92mm Panzerbuchse 38 Rifle

Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:50 pm

A rifle of complex design by Rheinmetall and used in WWII.

The 0.312inch (7.92mm) round had a hardened steel core.

A large cartridge enabled the rifle to impart a muzzle velocity of 3,740ft/s (1,140m/s) and armor penetration of 1.2inches (30mm) at 110yards (100m).

The PzB38 was costly and prone to dirt damage in use.

In all about 1,400 units were produced but they were soon replaced by its successor the PzB 39.