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Germany - 15cm sFH 18

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15cm sFH 18
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photo of 15cm sFH 18 from By Balcer~commonswiki - Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org
History
Designed before the war by both companies, however the final design had the gun manufactured by Rheinmetal and the carriage made by Krupp.

This design was outranged by the Russian 122m and 152mm guns later in the war.
ManufacturerKrupp/Rheinmetal
Manufactured1934 - 1945
Calibre150mm
LengthL/45
Rate of Fire4 rpm
 
15cm Gr 39 Hl(HEAT)
150mm 38Kg 460M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.22 0.44 0.89 1.84 2.84 3.89 5.02 6.21
Penetration(mm@30°) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Penetration(mm@0°) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 74 34 22 6 3

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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