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Britain - Ordnance Q.F. 3inch Howitzer

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Ordnance Q.F. 3inch Howitzer
(Field Gun)
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Manufacturedunknown - 1945
Calibre76.20mm
 
AP(AP)
76.20mm 7.65Kg 650M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.16 0.32 0.65 1.38 2.19 3.12 4.17 5.39
Penetration(mm@30°) 118 109 100 88 77 66 57 48
Penetration(mm@0°) 137 127 116 102 89 77 66 56
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 90 60 25 15 6

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 Cruiser Mk VCovenanter C.S. 
 Cruiser Mk VICrusader I C.S. 
 Cruiser Mk VICrusader III C.S. 
 Inf Tank Mk II C.S.Matilda III C.S. 
 Inf Tank Mk II C.S.Matilda IV C.S. 
 Light Tank Mk VII ICSTetrarch ICS 
  
 Inf Tank Mk IVChurchill 1 - I 
 

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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