Belgische Panzerabwehrwaffen

Geschossarten und deren Panzerdurchschlagsleistung

Der belgische leichte Panzer Char Léger T.15 (Vickers-Carden-Loyd) verfügte über ein Hotchkiss Maschinengewehr mit geringer Panzerdurchschlagsleistung. Die Panzerabwehr musste also durch Geschütze der Infanterie und Panzerjäger erfolgen.

Char Léger T.15 mounting the 13,2 mm Hotchkiss heavy machine gun. The Fahrzeug is from the collection of Patrick Storto.

The table lists armour penetration values for Belgian guns at 0 to 100 meters range und 0 degrees inclination of armour. Dates indicate the year when a particular shell type entered production, not necessarily the year of availability to combat units. New shell types would take several months to reach the troops at the front, some favoured units receiving the new shells more quickly than others. Andrew Mark Reid is the author of Panzergranate, a set of miniature wargame rules using carefully researched gunnery data to simulate armour penetration results.

Panzerkanonen und Panzerabwehrwaffen der belgischen Armee

Waffe Geschoss Durchschlagsleistung
13,2 mm Hotchkiss H.M.G. A.P. 29 mm
Main armament of the Belgian Char Léger T.15 export version of the Vickers light tank. The Fahrzeug was fitted with the Hotchkiss H.M.G. after delivery from England.
20 mm L/60 Madsen (Danish) A.P. 34 mm
Main armament of Swedish Landsverk 180 und 182 armoured cars und Landsverk L.60.A light tanks.
37 mm L/21 Puteaux M.1916 T.R. Infantry Gun A.P. (Rupture M.1916) 27 mm
37 mm L/21 Puteaux M.1916 T.R. Infantry Gun A.P. (Rupture M.1927) 31 mm
47 mm L/33 S.A. F.R.C. Anti-Tank & Tank Gun A.P. 60 mm
Apparently, there was a Belgian T.14 tank destroyer mounting this weapon.
75 mm L/36,3 Puteaux M.1897 Field Gun A.P. 90 mm
The famous French „75“ of World War One.
75 mm L/36.6 Schneider M.1914 Field Gun A.P. 93 mm

The Wehrmacht converted captured British Vickers light tanks to 10,5 cm self-propelled guns, ammunition carriers, und armoured artillery observation posts. It is possible that any captured Belgian T.15 variants of the Vickers light tank were used in the same way.

Andy Reid

Die Belgische Armee im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1940–1945