The standard anti-tank gun of Germany’s forces in September 1939 was the 3.7cm PaK, which is often but apparently erroneously referred to today as the PaK 36 or PaK 35/36. This was an excellent weapon that first saw real action in the Spanish Civil War, but by...read more
PAK-36 Deventer Bridge. This PAK-36 stands next to the Deventer Bridge to commemorate the liberation of Deventer by the Canadians in 1945. This Bridge was also the Bridge that was used in the movie A Bridge to Far.
Design of a horse-drawn, 3.7 cm anti-tank gun (designated 3.7 cm Pak L/45) by Rheinmetall commenced in 1924 and the first guns were issued in 1928. By the early 1930s, it was apparent that horse-drawn artillery was obsolescent, and the gun was modified for motorized transport by substituting...read more