The Kangaroo was one of the first Armoured Personnell carriers used by the allies. One hundred and three were originally produced by the removal of the 25pdr howitzer from the obsolete M7 Priest SP Artillery vehicle, modified with a welded armour plate where the gun originally was located. These were so successful that further models were produced based on the RAM chassis. The first conversions were made in June 1944 and carried 12 troops and significantly helping to reduce the casualties with troops accompanying the tank forces.
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 123 mm - Minimum 13 mm
Calibre Weight MVelocity
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Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.
The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive
and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The
information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre,
the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation
originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.