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75 mm Gun Motor Carriage M3

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75 mm Gun Motor Carriage M3

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Armour Details

 

   
   
   
   

Superstructure

 Front 12mm@0(12.0mm)
 Side  6mm@0(6.0mm)
 Rear  6mm@0(6.0mm)
   

Hull

 Front 12mm@0(12.0mm)
 Side  6mm@0(6.0mm)
 Rear  6mm@0(6.0mm)
   
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 12 (mm) - Minimum 6 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1944 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 2200
Weight  8.92 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small -
M.G's Large -
Length 6.31 (mtr)
Width 2.18 (mtr)
Height 2.49 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 45 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 35 (mph)
Range Road 200 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 60
Horse Power 128
Power/Weight 14.34 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The 75 mm Gun Motor Carriage M3 was a self propelled artillery vehicle , 2200 of which were used by the americans between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.18 metres wide, 6.31 metres long, 2.49 metres high and weighed 8.92 tonnes.

Powered by a 128hp petrol engine the 75 mm Gun Motor Carriage M3 was capable of a road speed of 45mph and a cross country speed of 35mph. The 60 gallon fuel capacity gave the 75 mm Gun Motor Carriage M3 a road range of 200 miles

Based on the sp gun chassis, the vehicle was armed with a 75mm Gun M1897A with a muzzle velocity of 645m/sec which was capable of penetrating 76mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
75mm Gun M1897A
 Calibre 75 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 645 m/sec
 Shell Weight 6.7 Kg
 Ammunition59 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 84 83 81 76 71 67 62 58
Flight Time(secs) 0.15 0.31 0.64 1.33 2.07 2.86 3.7 4.62
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 90 64 34 22 18
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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