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15cm K18

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Weapon Details
15cm K18 Blank
Manufactured1938 - unknown
(AP Armor Piercing)
150mm 43Kg 890M/Sec
Flight Time(Secs) 0.11 0.23 0.46 0.95 1.47 2.01 2.59 3.21
Penetration(mm@30°) 330 314 296 275 254 234 214 196
Penetration(mm@0°) 382 363 342 318 294 271 248 227
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 88 64 44 25

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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