Vesterøen fort HKB 980, Batterie 5

4,7 cm panservernkanon (PAK)

 

Vestrøen fort rapporterte etter krigen at de hadde 1 stk 4,7 cm panservernkanon på vanlig feltlavett. Antagelig produsert av Skodaverken  med 1032 enhetsskudd forsvarlig lagret i ammunisjonsdepot.

The 47 mm kanon P.U.V. vz. 36 was a anti-tank gun produced by the Škoda Works that saw service in World War II. Originally designed for the Czech Army, some were also sold to Yugoslavia. A number were appropriated by the Germans after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939 and used under the designations 4.7 cm Pak(t) or PaK 36(t). The Germans continued it in production and mounted it on the Panzerkampfwagen I chassis as the Panzerjäger I tank destroyer. A similar attempt to mount it on the chassis of captured Renault R-35 tanks was less successful.[1]
The barrel had the unique feature of being able to swing 180° so the barrel lay flat over the trails for transport and the outer part of the trails could be also folded inward to reduce its size. The gun had a small shield and wooden-spoked wheels. Although rather elderly-looking, its performance was superior to most contemporary designs and the gun was armed with both AP rounds and HE rounds for infantry support.