These are some photos of the presentation of the restoration made by the reenactment group #recon25 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain! The gun was in a ver very bad shape, full of holes and rust... and now is just like if it has just came yesterday from factories in Germany!

Pak 40 after restoration: Photographs Credit and more Pictures

As a result of a specification laid down in 1939, the 7.5cm Pak 40 entered service in late 1941, and became the main German anti-tank weapon for the rest of the war.It was best of the German Pak anti-tank guns, was encountered on all fronts, and could be mounted on a variety of mobile platforms.

This powerful and effective antitank gun was one of the 150 units that arrived at Spain at the end of 1943, within the “Bär Program”, an agreement of financial support from Hitler in Germany  to Franco in Spain. A program to complete and modernize the equipment of the Spanish Armed Forces using armament delivered by Germany. The Bär program included the Spanish navy and air force too, and was not limited to guns and ammunition, but included radios, raw materials, tooling, etc. It belonged to the Spanish Army and was on service until 1977 under the designation C.C.C. 75/46”.

Pak 40 before restoration: Photographs Credit and more Pictures

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