47mm Bohler anti-tank gun model 1935
47mm Bohler anti-tank gun model 1935

The Bohler anti-tank gun was produced in Austria starting with 1935, and thereafter the license was acquired by Italy, who produced the gun under the designation Cannone da 47/32 M35. The gun was also employed as infantry gun and mountain gun, as it could be disassembled in parts that could be carried individually. Even if it wasn't very successful in any of these extra roles, the anti-tank capability was satisfactory and a number of nations used this gun during the war: Italy (Cannone da 47/32 M35), Netherlands (Kanon van 4.7), Romania, Soviet Union (M35B), Germany (4.7-cm Pak). There were a number of variations regarding the lower carriage, the presence of the shield or the muzzle brake, but the basic gun remained unchanged.

Calibre 47mm
Length of barrel 1,680mm
Length of bore 1,525mm
Length of rifling 1,330mm
Weigh travelling 315kg
Weight in action 277kg
Traverse 62°
Elevation de la -15° la +56°
Muzzle velocity AP: 630 m/s
HE: 250 m/s
Maximum range HE 7000m
Projectile weight AP: 1.44kg
HE: 2.37kg
Armour penetration 43 mm at 500 m
Author: Dragos Pusca
Chris Bishop, The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Barnes & Noble Books, 1998.
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nuyt  (23 July 2006)
Hi, I am wondering whether this particular gun might be a Dutch built Boehler. Are there any markings on the gun?
Kind regards,