MFR Model 43 (PzB 40 K)
In late 1930 a Wehrmacht were taken singly anti-tank guns (MFR) PzB PzB 38 and 39 armor penetration of up to 30 mm. However, at the beginning of the Second World War, they did not meet the increased requirements of the means infantry antitank defense.
In this regard, in 1940, a competition was announced for the creation of new models of anti-tank rifles, which were intended to replace singly PzB PzB 38 and 39. German designers have developed a number of experienced self-loading rifles with elevated anti-martial and performance, designed for use cartridge «Patrone 318." Different armories firms were represented antitank rifles models 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44, the performance characteristics of which, despite the strong variation in the designs were very similar, which was due to stringent conditions job.
Model 43 anti-tank gun, and later received an index «PzB 40 K», was created by designers Zulian company «H. Krieghoff ». Thus they developed seven samples of this model, differing from each other details.
| Caliber, mm || 7,92 h94 |
| Length, |
- The stock closed
- Butt decomposed
| Barrel length, mm || 1150 |
| Weight empty, kg || 14.0 |
| store count. cartridges || 8 |
| Rate of fire / min || 32 |
H. Krieghoff worked on the principle of removal of powder gases with wedge locking bore.
trigger mechanism allowed only a single firing rate of a practical 32 rounds / min.
Food arms ammunition was carried out from the box store sector type capacity for 8 rounds, is inserted into the receiver on the left side of the receiver.
trunk, tapering toward the muzzle, was mounted on the bed motionless arms. To reduce recoil when firing barrel was equipped with a powerful muzzle brake.
gun was equipped with a strut-type open sights. Fly defended ring guard.
To reduce the size
weapons stowed butt reclined on the left side of the receiver and bipod folded along the barrel.
To carry guns served flip sideways handle mounted above the center of gravity of the weapon.
Most of the details
MFR Model 43 (except barrel and bolt) was made by stamping of sheet steel.
In October 1940, took careful multilateral test antitank rifle PzB 40 K. However, it is adopted as the model of other companies, participants of the contest was not accepted.