2.8 Cm S Pz B 41 - Organization and Employment

Organization and Employment

sPzB 41 was used by some motorized divisions and by some Jäger (light infantry), Gebirgsjäger (mountain) and Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) units. Some guns were supplied to anti-tank and sapper units. The weapon was employed on the Eastern Front from the beginning of the hostilities (on 1 June Wehrmacht possessed 183 pieces) until the end of the war and also saw combat in the North African Campaign and on the Western Front in 1944–1945.

Short-range shots from sPzB 41 could penetrate most World War II armour; a lucky shot could even damage heavy tanks such as KV-1 and IS-2 (at least in one instance a projectile penetrated the lower front plate of the latter).

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