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Germany - 7.5cm IG 37
7.5cm Infanteriegeschutz 37
(translates as Artillery)

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Weapon Details
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7.5cm IG 37
7.5cm Infanteriegeschutz 37
(translates as Artillery)
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History
Light artillery piece based on the obsolete 3.7cm PAK 36 carriages
ManufacturerKrupp
Manufactured1944 - 1945
Calibre75mm
LengthL/24
7.5cm I Gr 18(HE)
75mm 6Kg 210M/Sec 0.570Kg explosive
Maximum Range 3375 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 5.49 12.99 23.81 40.82
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill3 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill6 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill15 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr1 mm
An explosion within 3 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 6 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 15 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 1 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 1 mm of the tank armour including the roof.


 
7.5cm I Gr38 H(HEAT)
75mm 3Kg 260M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 45mm @ 200mtr/30° ( ≈ 51mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.39 0.79 1.63 3.45 5.5
Penetration(mm@30°) 45 45 45 45 45
Penetration(mm@0°) 45 45 45 45 45
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 81 25 6

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.

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