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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Sherman 17 pdr gun (Firefly)
(also known as Sherman Firefly)

Britain

Sherman 17 pdr gun (Firefly)

Armour Details

Turret

 Front 65mm@0(65.0mm)
 Side  65mm@0(65.0mm)
 Rear  65mm@0(65.0mm)
 Top  25mm@90(25.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 51mm@45(72.0mm)
 Side  38mm@0(38.0mm)
 Rear  38mm@0(38.0mm)
 Top  19mm@90(19.0mm)

Hull

 Front 40mm@45(57.0mm)
 Side  40mm@0(40.0mm)
 Rear  38mm@0(38.0mm)
 Top  14mm@90(14.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 72 (mm) - Minimum 14 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1944 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  32.32 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 3
M.G's Large -
Length 6.25 (mtr)
Width 2.71 (mtr)
Height 3 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 24 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 17 (mph)
Range Road 100 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 160
Horse Power 430
Power/Weight 13.3 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Sherman 17 pdr gun (Firefly)also known as Sherman Firefly was a medium tank used by the british between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.71 metres wide, 6.25 metres long, 3 metres high and weighed 32.32 tonnes.

Powered by a 430hp petrol engine the Sherman 17 pdr gun (Firefly) was capable of a road speed of 24mph and a cross country speed of 17mph. The 160 gallon fuel capacity gave the Sherman 17 pdr gun (Firefly) a road range of 100 miles

Based on the medium tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 3 light machine guns, a Ordnance Q.F. 17pdr with a muzzle velocity of 950m/sec which was capable of penetrating 124mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
Ordnance Q.F. 17pdr
 Calibre 76 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 950 m/sec
 Shell Weight 7.65 Kg
 Ammunition78 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 137 135 132 124 117 110 102 95
Flight Time(secs) 0.1 0.21 0.43 0.9 1.4 1.94 2.51 3.12
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 88 69 44 25
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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